Sometimes people do stupid things just for the sake of saying they did them. YouTube is rife with idiotic decision-making, with videos of people doing everything from jumping off of rooftops to lighting firecrackers off in their butt cracks. In 2007, the ghost pepper was named the world's hottest pe ... More >>
At La Belle Vie, you can't go wrong with the halibutWhen you go out to eat, do you ever stare at the menu for minutes on end, waffling over what to order? Do you ever wonder if the restaurant's regulars know something you don't? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the ... More >>
When you go out to eat, do you order decisively or do you stare at the menu obsessively, as if it's your last meal? Here's a handy guide to what customers order most at some of the Twin Cities' most popular eateries, plus recommendations from the chefs at Oceanaire, Blue Door Pub, and more. C ... More >>
While Lenny Russo takes on his biggest endeavor yet, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market, opening in Lowertown next month, he took the time to talk to Hot Dish, and shared one of his favorite recipes, in the third part of our series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2, here if you missed t ... More >>
There was a time when simply eating your veggies was thought to be the road to health. Now, things are much more complicated. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit dedicated to researching health issues, released their list of the "Dirty Dozen," the twelve types of produce found to ha ... More >>
On a long weekend like this, with the sun a-shining, surrounded by family and friends, and a cooler full of brewskis, it is only right to fire up the grill. Here at Hot Dish, we wanted to share five of our favorite recipes that are a little off the beaten path. Clams with white wine and her ... More >>
Most people could use a little help saving their do-re-mi's right now. While many do not qualify for food stamps or other aid because they make too much, they are still finding it hard to stay on top of expenses without accumulating debt. With the price of milk seeming to be climbing faster tha ... More >>
Lisa GulyaWith this week's heat wave, salad season is here. For a leafy green livelier than lettuce or spinach, arugula is a great alternative, according to Travis Lusk, produce manager at Seward Co-op in Minneapolis. Introducing shoppers to lesser-known vegetables like arugula can be a chal ... More >>
Vina SiegelChile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.
Parsnips are vegetables that prove a baffler to some cooks. Often lumped with turnips and rutabagas in the "what should I do with these?" category, they are looking so fresh and lovely at the market right now that it pays to experiment with them.
Despite a slight drizzle, the peeps were out at the St. Paul Farmer's Market this weekend. Along with many old favorite vendors, there were a few new guys, too, most notably the fantastic gelato stand. They were already out of maple bacon gelato, but we plan on going earlier next week to get a ... More >>
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