Food trucks are known for inventing unique flavor concoctions, especially in Minnesota, where the warm months bring out State Fair favorites like camel burgers and fried lamb testicles. But despite our familiarity with bizarre ingredients, baby food never struck us as a suitable focal point for food ... More >>
The honey makers use apples instead of bees for their sweet products
Say cheese: An inside look at the team behind the dairy-less phenomenon
"I believe restaurants have a real responsibility in society to expose people to healthy, whole foods," says Brenda Langton, chef/owner of Spoonriver. "It's very gratifying for me and my staff to know that we are doing that every day."As a longtime advocate of integrating more whole grains into our ... More >>
A few years ago, Shelby Nell went to West Bend, Wisconsin's Froedtert & Community Health Clinic to get a birth control prescription. The clinic mistakenly gave her vitamins instead.SEE ALSO: St. Paul pigeons get free birth control Before Nell and her partner, Austin Omernick, realized she was ta ... More >>
The Center for Science in the Public Interest puts out an annual list of the most egregious caloric offenders to be found in popular restaurant chains. Released yesterday, the Xtreme Eating "winners" were announced.Readers beware: This is the food version of watching Hoarders. It's b ... More >>
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to get creative with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday, getting back in the swing of the regula ... More >>
We've already had a taste of the hot and sticky weather, so bring on the summer food events like the return of the Kingfield Farmers Market and the appropriately named Brew-B-Que, hosted by Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater this Week in Food.
Day boat scallops and grass-fed beef anchor healthy entrees
Nu Val helps shoppers trade up to more nutritious choices.We all know that food marketers like to stretch the truth, so we shouldn't be surprised that a cereal billed as Total nutrition scored only 29 points out of 100 on the new NuVal--nutritional value--system. A Yale doctor, with the hel ... More >>
The Food Pyramid becomes My Plate.After a lengthy, costly, research and development period, the USDA has replaced the old Food Pyramid nutrition guide with a new icon called My Plate. (The US government has issued new guidelines many times over the years--check out this cool graphic history.) ... More >>
For National Hamburger Month: A taste test of non-beef burgers at Hell's Kitchen and Uncle Frankie'sTo celebrate Hamburger Month, the Hot Dish has been sampling various burgers around Minneapolis. We've tested black bean burgers on the West Bank and veggie burgers on Lyndale Avenue. In this ... More >>
Common Roots vs. French MeadowMay is officially recognized as Hamburger Month by the people who get to decide such things. The Hot Dish has no intention of questioning the wisdom of such a decision, mainly because we love burgers. But we are aware of the large segment of the population that ... More >>
Will the Cocoa Puffs bird go the way of the dodo? Remember Cocoa Puffs and Cookie Crisp? The cereals you used to gaze at longingly from your seat in the grocery cart. The ones that mom would never let you get--but that the Minneapolis public schools were happy to serve? The Star Tribune repo ... More >>
From stevia to Truvia: Cargill's foray into the sweetener biz.Fast Company followed Zanna McFerson, Cargill's director of high-intensity, or diet, sweeteners, to tell the origin story of Cargill's popular new "natural" sweetener, Truvia. It's the first mainstream, commercial, zero-calorie su ... More >>
Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favoritesComplaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>
New locals Food Pyramid have honed in on a very specific era of ambient, experimental music making for their debut cassette tapes, I and II. History lesson: Food Pyramid dabble in what's known as kosmische; like the name suggests, it's a cosmic-sounding, computer-driven style of ambient electroni ... More >>
AJ Lund models healthy eating habits (among other things)Recognize A.J. Lund? If you're a customer at Covered Boutique, a fan of Arctic Cat, or your basic Target shopper, then she should look familiar. As a Minneapolis-based model, Lund's sparkling smile has promoted all those items (and more ... More >>
(CC) Larry D. MooreAre calories all that matter?Has Subway's Jared just lost his throne? Kansas State University professor of human nutrition Mark Haub spent the last 10 weeks eating nothing but Hostess and Little Debbie snack cakes--interspersed with Doritos, Oreos, and sugary cereal for v ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidorian/106713617/Mm . . . carbtastic. In a surprising twist, the concern over childhood obesity does not lie in chicken nuggets, pizza poppers, or chocolate chip cookies baked just past raw. According to the government, the immediate culprit is that fatty, fatty 2 ... More >>
Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
Playboy Energy Drink is coming to a Midwestern location near you in the next year.
It's summer. Why not test-drive some weather-appropriate dietary changes. You can start with raw lasagna.
A new WIC law allows the coupons to be used for healthier foods.
Twin Cities schools working on pumping up nutritional value of school eats.
Will there be a single peanut butter product left? Doesn't seem like it.
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