Certain areas of the Twin Cities are about to have much easier access to fresh food. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is sponsoring a new grocery-store-on-wheels program called Twin Cities Mobile Market.The foundation recently procured an old Metro Transit bus, which it will convert for use as a mob ... More >>
"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 >>
Apple Zinger $5.99 Mississippi Market It's that time of year, when those of us who care about such things snap out of our daylight-savings-induced long sleep with a few extra pounds in tow and visions of tank tops in our heads. Whether you want to inject some liquid nutrients into a newly jump-star ... More >>
From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 tonight, the Red Stag Supperclub in northeast Minneapolis is hosting a charity dinner to benefit Emergency Foodshelf Network's Harvest for the Hungry program. The program provides locally grown produce to families in need by partnering with area CSA farms and growers, wh ... More >>
Daniel Green is the James Bond of the cooking world. Complete with the dashing smile, British accent, and a touch of sophistication, he might as well be wearing a tux and sipping a martini. Like 007, he too is an International man of mystery. Raised on the outskirts of London, he works in the Twin ... More >>
A new study concludes that the Twin Cities are one of the best metropolises for staying young -- and we don't even need Botox to fend off father time.The study, put together by the Real Age website, ranks MSP as the fourth best metro to remain youthful, behind San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and S ... More >>
With Record Store Day's Black Friday sales just around the corner, Moon Glyph is issuing a new split 7" from labelmates Food Pyramid and Deep Earth, Kollider / Kontraband, which marks the first time Food Pyramid have ventured away from the cassette for a vinyl release. (Does a transition from tap ... More >>
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 >>
Heartland opens its doors for weekend brunch!Exciting news from chef Lenny Russo: starting this Saturday, June 18, Heartland will be serving weekend brunch. Former Heartland chef de cuisine Robb Moore, who left to open the now-shuttered Cru in Blaine, collaborated on the menu with Russo and w ... 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 >>
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 >>
It's not fair to say "we here at Gimme Noise really like local avant-ish music purveyor Moon Glyph," is it? Wouldn't that would be playing favorites in a town chock full? But unfortunately it's true, we really do like them quite a bit. Excuse the mercy out of us.
ABCJamie Oliver encourages kids to be friends with vegetablesIf one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more vegetables, congratulations on making such an important decision. Your committment can improve your health and help you lose weight. Still, changing eating habits can be difficu ... 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 >>
Donate food, get Punchy!Punch pizza is running a promotion tomorrow to help Second Harvest restock its food banks. Last year, customers brought in more than 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food. Eat pizza and help Punch meet this year's goal of 10,000 pounds. Click to the next page for the coup ... More >>
Moon GlyphBefore you make up your mind on what you should be doing for so-called Thirsty Thursday tonight, you should consider drinking your Grainbelts at the Grumpy's over on Washington Avenue where two rising local bands, Buffalo Moon and Food Pyramid, will be the musical support for this huge ... More >>
Food Pyramid could quite possibly be the most underrated band working the Twin Cities music scene right now. Granted, information about the act is practically unattainable, as any typical Google search brings up a number of nutrition guides. Something tells me the band likes themselves shrouded i ... More >>
What a revolutionary looks likeMark Bittman, the New York Times food writer who knows how to cook everything, is in Minnesota this week for the Food for Thought Healthy Foods Summit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (taking place Thursday and Friday). Tackling the complex topic of the curr ... More >>
Check his pockets: They are M&M-free...for now.DFL candidate for governor Mark Dayton has put his M&M addiction on hold during election season as he crisscrosses the state pursuing votes. Want to do the guy a solid? Throw out a suggestion for Minnesota's next state food--as governor, he'd hav ... 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 >>
I usually swing into Great Harvest Bread Co. for their whole grain bread or excellent granola, but their sandwich list caught my eye on a recent visit.
Obama vows to to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
Major League baseball is getting rid of unhealthy foods in team clubhouses.
Schwan's and Domino's both want their pizza to be on your kids' school menus.
Research says depressed people are 58 percent more likely to subsist on a diet of processed food.
A new WIC law allows the coupons to be used for healthier foods.
Your a** is grass at Tao Foods--wheat grass happy hour is this week's drink of the week. Go green.
Will there be a single peanut butter product left? Doesn't seem like it.
Another groundbreaking study from the University of Minnesota. We're so proud.
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