Crocus Hill

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Winter Culinary & Wine Experience invites foodies for a weekend getaway

    Looking for a last minute winter weekend getaway? On January 25-27, the Grand View Lodge (in Nisswa, just north of Brainerd) will be hosting it's first Winter Culinary & Wine Experience. The event will feature a slew of wine and culinary professionals from around the state offering their experti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Thanksgiving cooking class roundup

    It's November, which means the great food fest of Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It's time to get those knives sharpened and plan those shopping lists. Here is a collection of classes for novices, experienced cooks looking for a twist on tradition, parents wanting to get the kids involved, and ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Beer and kielbasa aid in post-fair recovery this Week in Food

    While the end of the State Fair can feel like a greasy death of sorts, we're happy to say this Week in Food should perk you right up thanks to a two-day kielbasa festival and Summit's 26th birthday party (among other delicious options). 9/4 If you're on a budget but still want to woo your signific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Brew Love, wandering beer dinners, and a Bachelor Farmer's birthday this Week in Food

    Its's a beer-centric Week in Food, but be sure to put down your pint long enough to check out the Bachelor Farmer's one-year anniversary party on Saturday. 7/30 In their cleverly named "We've Got an App for That" class, the Cooks of Crocus Hill staff will teach students about an array of alluring a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    5 great Father's Day gifts for the foodie dad

    Looking for that last-minute gift item for your foodie father? Well, look no further. We did the scouting for you. Here are several options to choose from.

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    February 29, 2012

    Cooks of Crocus Hill hosts South African wine pairing dinner and class on Friday

    ​If the recent cold spell has put you in the mood for autumn food with an international flair, you're in luck. Cooks of Crocus Hill will be hosting a South African wine pairing dinner and demonstration class this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Here are the details:

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Man Saved by Condiments this Week in Food

    We're still in the throes of our Christmas food coma, but that doesn't mean we're going to kick back this week and tackle that 2012 diet early. From Kwanzaa to New Year's there still plenty of activities worth exploring this Week in Food.

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    December 19, 2011

    Christmas is coming this Week in Food

    Sharpen your cooking skills​It's the homestretch before Christmas, so everyone's hustling to get their last-minute shopping and cooking done before the big day. Take time out from the madness to check out one of these great (and relaxing) food opportunities before hunkering down for full-on fa ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Cooking demonstration: Holiday appetizers with a global flair

    Got a hankering for holiday appetizers, but tired of veggies and dip or chips and salsa? This may be the cooking class for you.

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    November 10, 2011

    Top 5 Thanksgiving cooking classes for first-time hosts

    All this could be yours. ​It's officially two weeks until Thanksgiving day, and if you're in the position of hosting but lack the culinary skills to pull it off, you might call this gut-check time. Luckily the Twin Cities have an array of classes that can get any novice up to speed on practica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Grand View Lodge hosts foodie weekend with Cooks of Crocus Hill

    Get cooking at Grand View Lodge. ​You're not one to go on vacation and just...relax, are you? If the thought of a weekend of bird watching and reading sounds like it would make you stir crazy, then book a room at Nisswa's Grand View Lodge during Harvest Table weekend, September 16-18, when y ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 15, 2011

    Marine on St. Croix destination dining

    Brookside Bar & Grill, Olive's, and other must-visit places

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    N.M. Kelby talks about her new book, White Truffles in Winter

    W.W. Norton & Co.A local author's new novel channels Escoffier. ​Local novelist N.M. Kelby (In the Company of Angels and Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill are among her works) recently finished a book about the life of the famous French chef Escoffier called White Truffles in Winter. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Skinner's Reuben Pizza: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 18

    Rueben Pizza: she's got a really great sense of humor​ She may not be the prettiest girl at the ball, but the Reuben pizza at Skinner's Pub & Eatery in St. Paul is one hell of a dance partner.  We already knew they made a killer Reuben sandwich. Pete Skinner's personal favorite sandwich w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    France 44 shares the secrets of Scotland's finest whiskey this Week in Food.

    Pair wisely. ​Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Rock Bottom taps Fire Chief Ale this Week in Food

    Do it for the kids. ​ What do we do until fresh produce season? Drink and eat chocolate, of course. Find out how this Week in Food. Tuesday 3/8 As if you need a reason to down some pizza on a Tuesday night: Parkway Pizza, locally owned in Longfellow, donates 5 percent of its Tuesday profits to ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Brit's taps the Summit Winter cask this snowy Week in Food

    Fine chocolate and fine wine: life is good. ​ Dig yourself out of the house to enjoy chocolate and wine, $5 meat pies, and 13 kinds of vegan chili this Week in Food. Tuesday 2/22 Singles, stand up for your rights to good food and reasonable portion sizes. Head to the Wedge for "Cooking for One. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Top 5 pre-Valentine's classes for the perfect DIY meal

    A natural aphrodisiac?​There's less than three weeks until Valentine's Day and if you've taken even a cursory stroll through, you'll find pickings are getting slim if your go-to plan is a dinner date. Luckily that 21-day buffer leaves plenty of time for you to plan a DIY dinner - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Celebrate National Shortbread Day with locally made Bramblewood Treats

    www.bramblewoodtreats.comBramblewood Treats offer the perfect way to celebrate National Shortbread Day​Just when you thought the holidays were over, along comes National Shortbread Day to help you break those newly minted resolutions. Yes, January 6 is dedicated to the noble shortbread, a bu ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 22, 2010

    Minneapolis cooking classes teach how to field-dress a deer

    A review of this and other gems from Community Education

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Faces Mears Park has your Christmas dinner covered, this Week in Food.

    Some brandy with your Alexander? ​The Twin Cities are alive with holiday festivities. Learn the ABCs of beer, trade in the roast beast for General Tao's tofu, and sip on brandy and cognac this Week in Food. Monday 12/20 You drink enough of it--you should try to get to know it. Learn the ABCs of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    20.21 offers bubbles and squeak this Week in Food

    The incredible, edible Scotch egg. ​Eek! It's all bubbles and squeak this week with a British invasion, a rockin' gleek-out, and a stiff glass of scotch. It's a wonderful life, this Week in Food. Monday 12/13 Bubbles and squeak and mussels--oh my! In honor of the British Television Awards, 20. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Best Christmas gifts for confirmed foodies

    For the friend who prefers a Vitamix over paying the rent​Last week we discussed the Top 5 entry-level gifts for the folks on your list who are just dipping their toes into culinary waters. This week we're back with five suggestions for your friends who scoff at Rachael Ray, wouldn't deign to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Best Christmas gifts for newbie cooks

    New gear for newbie cooks​So your uncle/girlfriend/boss/mother is showing a growing interest in all things culinary--that makes Christmas shopping easy. The only problem is that the array of choices at cooking stores can feel overwhelming to the already frazzled shopper. Is a spatula insulting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Thanksgiving hostess gifts

    ​Considering your girlfriend's 80-year-old grandma spent all day peeling potatoes and baking pumpkin pies, you'd better not show up to supper empty handed. While flowers are always a classy hostess gift, here are five great, locally made, edible options. Your hosts can serve them, send them ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Cooks of Crocus Hill tackles rabbit, Mall of America tackles kids on sugar this Week in Food

    Friz Freleng, Warner BrothersGet. In. Mah. Belly. ​ From rabbit to curry to cupcakes, you're sure to find something to eat this Week in Food. Monday 11/8 Throw that wascally wabbit in the soup pot! Learn how to cook rabbit and other French-inspired dishes at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul. It ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Kings Wine Bar, garlic, and firemen are reasons to celebrate The Week in Food

    The day garlic breath is forgiven.​ Kings Wine Bar celebrates its first birthday this month, and it's not the only one offering wine specials. This week, enjoy plentiful wine deals and dinners, as well as opportunities to learn more about permaculture, canning, and how to grow 6,000 pounds of prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Cooking classes to unleash your inner chef

    ​Are you a great cook? A horrible cook? In either case, learning new skills is never a bad idea. Several amazing cooking classes are going on around the Twin Cities, highlighting the foods of summer. Here are some of the most intriguing:

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Azia does tequila 101, Bulldog does nerd-fest: The Week in Food

    ​ There's lots of learning on the menu this week from French cooking to how to eat local to being vegan. Avoid brain overload with plenty of wine and beer tastings, as well as tequila. Mm . . . tequila. Monday, 5/24 We don't care where the wine comes from, as long as we've got a full glass. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    TCHO Chocolate: killer bars & baking drops now sold here!​Early on, San Francisco established itself as a hotbed of American-made gourmet chocolate, raising up the likes of Ghirardelli, Guittard, and Scharffen Berger. The city's latest entrant into the market, TCHO--pronounced "choh," as it's the phonetic spelling of the first syllable o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Coleman pulls a Bush, successfully dodges moving objects

    When interviewed about the egg attack, Coleman described his reaction as a "George Bush move". Bush gets shoes hurled at him, Coleman gets eggs.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Who egged Coleman and his St. Paul home?

    There's at least one person who can't hold back their frustration and is chucking eggs at Norm Coleman and his house. Seriously, guys?

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Cook's crop shares for bacon, foie gras, and truffles

    Cooks of Crocus Hill's spring shares get you everything from gourmet meats to mushrooms.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Sunday Suppers: possibly the greatest deal ever

    Feel free to wander around, talk, eat, bother some folks. You're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Coleman's garage vandalized

    normcolemanmug.jpgSen. Norm Coleman's campaign is reporting that graffiti on the garage at his St. Paul home called him a "crimin ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 21, 2006

    Nice Ice

    New Grand Italian Ice Café specializes in the frozen, non-dairy treats of the Italian American diaspora

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    March 30, 2005

    Romancing The Scone

    Homegrown shortbread and scone baker Amy Goetz makes her mark with sugar, spice, and everything nice

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    March 23, 2005

    Chicken Run

    The metro area's three greatest takeout chickens are revealed

  • Restaurants

    March 3, 2004

    Salt: A Battery

    Great chefs know it: Quality salt adds taste and texture

  • Restaurants

    January 30, 2002

    Shortest Days of the Year

    Of seals, Shakopee, and bittersweet recollections of dates gone by

  • Restaurants

    December 26, 2001

    Culinary Alchemy

    A Minneapolis Woman Transforms Humble Vinegar Into Liquid Gold

  • Books

    January 3, 2001

    God's Comic

    Lino Rulli brings religion to Generation X

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    November 29, 2000
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    March 8, 2000
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    December 2, 1998
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    August 5, 1998
  • Books

    July 1, 1998

    Ed's Neighborhood

    Why the worms of St. Paul are breathing a little easier

  • Restaurants

    May 6, 1998

    The Alchemist

    Brian McElrath's Zinfandel-Balsamic Vinegar Truffle is so potent and rich it seems almost meaty.

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    August 27, 1997
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    June 19, 1996
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