General Mills, the Minnesota-based corporation responsible for brands like Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, has amended its legal policies to prohibit those who download coupons, enter sweepstakes, or join in related online communities from suing the company, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak better be banking his sleep hours now. When marriage equality becomes the law, just after midnight on August 1, the Minneapolis mayor will perform 40 weddings for same sex couples. Of course, it isn't a real party without some cake. General Mills has announced that they will be dona ... More >>
It was an evening of elegance and pastries. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger, gathered many of the finest chefs in the cities to put on their annual benefit. The gala was presented by Michelle Gayer, James Beard Award nominee and owner of the acclaimed Salty Tart Bakery, in ... More >>
Your suspicions were right: strawberry-flavored Fruit Roll-Ups don't actually contain any strawberries, and that "made with real fruit" slogan stamped on boxes can be a bit of a stretch.Starting in 2014, packaging for the popular snack food will have to be more up front about both of those claims. ... More >>
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal just released its annual list of the Minnesota brands with the top 10 Facebook likes. In the social media age, Facebook likes are a good proxy for evaluating where brands stand with their customers. Sure, dollars and cents they aren't, but a strong social me ... More >>
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Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>
Martha Stewart came to town, but she didn't see much.Martha Stewart didn't see much on her trip to Minneapolis last week despite tweeting for suggestions. Stewart came to town at the behest of General Mills for a tour of its Betty Crocker kitchen and a speech to marketing folks about "the fa ... More >>
www.generalmills.comBetty Crocker Strawberry Frosting lip balm.What, exactly, was the idea behind the new mega food manufacturer-branded lip balms? Smear a little Boo Barry or Pop Secret-scented wax on your smackers for all the satisfaction without the calories? Who knows? What we do know is ... More >>
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This week, do something special for all the ladies of the world. According to Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, an exhibit in its last week at the Bell Museum, women provide almost half of the world's agricultural labor. View photos, track food as it travels from field to fork, and learn other ... More >>
There are recipe collections and then there are "Recipe Collections." Some cookbooks are timeless. Just tonight we pulled out our faded The Joy of Cooking for info on rhubarb. There is Julia's book, The Silver Palate, and the Betty Crocker Cookbook, all of which are firmly ensconced in the c ... More >>
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