It's been another week full of the finest of food and drink news. Here are a few of the week's top stories from Hot Dish.
New York Times best selling author and forefather of the modern movement against industrialized food is coming to the Twin Cities for a one-night-only event to promote his newest book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation. The event will be held May 2 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Pa ... More >>
North Dakota's oil boom has drawn thousands and thousands of workers to the northwest portion of the state, most of them men.Believe it or not, NoDak's unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is by far the lowest in the country. But the influx of workers has created a problem my straight, single brethre ... More >>
Via PBSCarver County has more registered tea party members compared to any other county in the state according to research done by the Christian Science Monitor and PBS Newshour: Approximately 10 per 10,000 residents. Sound like a lot? Carver County has 90,043 residents, according to the late ... More >>
Want to wind up a crowd with a polarizing topic? No need to bust out universal health care or Michele Bachmann. Instead, mention the seemingly harmless herb cilantro and you'll have yourself a throwdown.
Screengrab via NYTThis photo of Stephanie Smith by Ben Garvin appeared on the New York Times front page in October, as well as nytimes.comWe last checked in on the story of Stephanie Smith in December, when the former children's dance instructor from Cold Spring filed a $100 million lawsuit ... More >>
Still looking for a New Year's diet regimen? How about going prehistoric?
That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
Put down that peanut butter and that roll of cookie dough. Here's the Top 10 food safety news stories of the year.
Impotence and the antiwar street protest
Are you for or against genetically-modified foods? Read this NYT article and see if you still feel the same way.
It's a Burger-Off! Between two home-ground blends. Check out what we find.
Mentions on nytimes.com and politico.com suggest the Minnesota governor may now be among the frontrunners.
In a New York Times magazine interview, Specter expressed his support for Norm Coleman in the still contested Minnesota U.S. Senate race. Later in the evening after everyone starting flipping out, he came out and took it back.
The economic stimulus package could help you keep your house ... or maybe the money will go to the guy down the street. Here's where to go for help.
Adam Reilly brings up the elephant in the room: Why aren't the big guys, like the New York Ti ... More >>
The songs we can't escape
The economy's in the tank and the 35W bridge is just a memory. The solutions to these problems, says the New York Times' Bob Herbert, go hand in hand.
"Your Little Hoodrat Friend" is on the soundtrack to upcoming sure-to-be-blockbuster video game Tony Hawk's Project 8.
One of the "most e-mailed" stories in today's New York Times is an examination of the tension parents and nannies must navigate over the provenance and nutritional sanctity of the little loveys' breakfast bowls and snack packs. How precious.
In the last few months, there has been a distinct uptick in the incidence of disgruntled Star Tribune staffers leaking internal memos to other media outlets. Much of this phenomenon is attributable to a concurrent increase in silly edicts imposed by the bosses at Portland Avenue. As Blotter reported ... More >>
McClatchy will subsequently sell 12 of the 32 Knight Ridder papers it is acquiring in the $4.5 billion deal, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
New York Times discovers rich women like having options In October 2003, the New York Times Sunday Magazine carried a feature story entitled "The Opt-Out Revolution." Work/life issues reporter Lisa Belkin profiled eight Princeton graduates who, having proven they could conquer the world, chose to l ... More >>
The Hunter Thompson memorial tribute--a $2 million affair underwritten by actor Johnny Depp, which included the gonzo journalist's ashes mixed in with a fireworks display and fired off at his Colorado ranch--is given a fairly thorough recounting in today's NY Times.
Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>
Ignorance is.... A) Guaranteed by the Bill Of Rights; B) Evidence that our schools are working; C) Bliss
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies
The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary
A band called !!! plays music from the other eighties
The National Writers Union won a landmark decision on behalf of freelancers. Or did it?
Notes on the least reputable and most profitable literary genre in American publishing: the romance novel.