It was a good year for eating, as Twin Cities kitchens in 2008 turned out one delicious dish after another. Some of my favorites highlighted the Midwest's best homegrown ingredients, such as Heartland's primal pork belly with cranberries and squash or Porter & Frye's riff on wild rice soup. Other delightful dishes didn't look or taste like Minnesota at all. A bright, gel-encased blob of blood orange juice could have just as easily been served in the Twilight... More >>>