Tim Fischer, a James Beard Award nominee himself, has the aura of Beard surrounding him. The Minnesota born and raised chef ("My parents moved us up to the lake when I was 10," he says, and by "the lake" he means Brainerd) headed to the Culinary Institute of America as soon as he turned 18. Like an ... More >>
You might know him as the Forager Chef. Or you may know him as Lenny Russo's former sous chef at Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market. But soon you'll know Alan Bergo as the executive chef at St. Paul's forthcoming modern steakhouse, the Salt Cellar. See also: Red Stag to host Friends of James ... More >>
Buckle up your seatbelts Minneapolis, because the James Beard Foundation is coming to town in a big way. On Sunday, October 5, the Red Stag Supper Club will host a benefit dinner for the foundation, and the event roster is filled to the brim with top chefs from across the Twin Cities. The host chef ... More >>
Thomas Kim and Kat Melgaard are challenging preconceived notions about what a stand inside Midtown Global Market is capable of creating. Bearing no resemblance to most other grab-and-go spots in the city, it will soon be opening what's best described as a micro-restaurant. Fine-dining quality, comfo ... More >>
Minnesota food celebrity and TV show host Andrew Zimmern has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Show on Location. His popular Bizarre Foods show is now in it's seventh season, with new episodes airing on the Travel Channel Mondays at 8 p.m. The James Beard Awards are known as the ... More >>
We're inching toward farmer's market season, and the proof is in this week's events: from a CSA fair at Seward Co-op to the opening of Mill City Museum's new "Growing Strong: How Farmers Markets Nourish People, Communities and the Planet" exhibit, the veggies are in the air this Week in Food. 4/17 ... More >>
Since opening its doors last summer, The Bachelor Farmer has become one of the Twin Cities' it dining spots. Owned by Eric and Andrew Dayton (sons of a certain hockey-loving governor), it's been lauded locally and nationally, and last month it received a James Beard semifinalist nod for Best New Res ... More >>
The James Beard award semifinalist list was announced today, and on the list were some familiar names. The awards were established in 1990 and named for chef, food writer, and celebrated lover of life, James Beard. The awards are the highest honor available to food professionals. Part of why the ... More >>
January ends with a Week in Food that begins at the library and ends in a steaming pot of homemade chili. Sounds about right to us.
After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>
Food Day arrives at Coffman UnionIn the lead-up to everyone's favorite candy-laden holiday it can't hurt to embrace some healthier activities before you go full-on gut-rot. Thankfully this week in food brings both the first Food Day at Coffman Union and a great charitable opportunity at Soler ... More >>
Joy SummersChef Jamie Malone takes the lead at Sea ChangeIt was recently announced that the chef de cuisine title at Sea Change, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Guthrie, would be handed over to an insider, Jamie Malone. After flying in chefs from around the country to try out, Sea Chang ... More >>
Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner TableToday is our final installment in our conversation with chef and restaurant owner Scott Pampuch in the kitchen of his restaurant Corner Table. (Read parts 1 and 2 here.) He's been buzzing through his kitchen the entire time, and finally the sausage is r ... More >>
Beard gets out the vote!Minneapolis is coming off a 2-year winning streak at the James Beard Awards, with Tim McKee and Alex Roberts taking home the Best Chef Midwest title in 2009 and 2010, respectively. If you'd like to nominate someone deserving of that award or another (best new restaur ... More >>
Lisa GulyaMichelle Gayer of the Salty Tart bakery Today we bring you part 2 of our interview with Michelle Gayer, chef-owner at the Salty Tart bakery in Minneapolis's Midtown Global Market. (Here's part 1.) Today Gayer talks about why she likes making pastries more than bread and her favorite dis ... More >>
A foodie's dream come true.Dining at the James Beard House in New York City is an experience very few people enjoy. Since chances are slim that any of us will ever be invited, the next best thing is happening in Minneapolis on Thursday: The Celebrity Chef Tour creates the experience of those dinn ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidSpoonriver owner Brenda Langton outside the Mill City Farmers MarketToday we bring you the second part of our chat with longtime Twin Cities restaurateur and chef Brenda Langton. (Here's part 1 if you missed it.) Langton talks more about her upcoming Spoonriver cookbook, the imp ... More >>
Heartland is back, in a big way! So far, the Hot Dish hasn't made a big deal about Heartland's move from St. Claire and Fairview to its new Lowertown digs. There was supposed to be a bigger dining room, an adjacent food market, a more bustling location, and so on...okay, cool, great, sure. Bu ... More >>
courtesy of Burke Forster Cooking to the Reggae beat.Burke Forster, head chef at Cafe Maude, has a culinary history rooted in a legendary Minneapolis brunch spot, "My first job was at Poulet on 26th and Lyndale [the space that is now Common Roots], my aunt owned the restaurant, and I was a ... More >>
courtesy of Tommy BegnaudTommy, its been great getting to know ya! Today we conclude part 3 of our series with chef Tommy Begnaud, who has created a new summer menu at Town Talk Diner. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion here.
Cat's outta the bag: Parasole replaces Figlio with Il Gatto tonight!
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FireLake chef Paul Lynch will debut his cooking for the James Beard House in NYC today.
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