Zoe Francois

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    March 20, 2014

    Local chefs celebrate their James Beard Award nominations

    On Tuesday the news broke that several local chefs were nominated for James Beard Awards. We reached out to everyone to see what exactly one does to toast this honorable recognition. The most common answer? Working. Typical. Here's what they had to say.See also:Twin Cities' chefs among the James Bea ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Tastemakers, TIME Magazine's "Gods of Food," and why Stephanie March is pissed

    Did you hear about that Time Magazine article? The one that named the so-called "Gods of Food"? While many of those listed were undoubtedly highly influential chefs, not one of the chefs was female. (There were four women on the list of 13 "gods," but not one was a chef.) It was an infuriating snub ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Cakewalk brings out top chefs to benefit Share Our Strength

    It was an evening of elegance and pastries. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger, gathered many of the finest chefs in the cities to put on their annual benefit. The gala was presented by Michelle Gayer, James Beard Award nominee and owner of the acclaimed Salty Tart Bakery, in ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Share Our Strength's Cakewalk brings out the star chefs

    Late on the Valentine's gift? Suddenly realizing that Russell Stover chocolate might be a bit of a raspberry creme let down? Trust us, if your V-Day present involves any item that could be picked up at the local Super America, it's time to double down. The moment is here, and this event is a one-sto ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    May 30, 2012

    TECHmunch food blogger conference comes to the Twin Cities Saturday

    A national roving blogger conference has selected Minneapolis for its next meeting. The conference, called TECHmunch, Includes a panel of such local food writing celebrities like Rachel Hutton, Jason DeRusha, Zoe Francois, Andrew Zimmern, and more. With a meal from food trucks and a reception ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Cake Walk was a sweet success

    ​What began as a simple cake walk soon transformed into a sort of sweet vision quest for WCCO newsman Jason DeRusha. "I just don't know how I'm going to get this thing home," he remarked as the cake he'd won from event organizer and James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Michelle Gayer loomed beh ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Win tickets to Share Our Strength's Cakewalk

    Cake, tunes and booze--what's not to love?On March 1, James Beard Award nominee and Best Bakery owner Michelle Gayer will be hosting a cakewalk at the Fine Line. The proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger.In addition to the Salty Tart, a few ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Zoe Francois's Sufganiyot: A classic Chanukah treat [RECIPE]

    Zoe FrancoisMake them for the first night of Chanukah With the first night of Chanukah coming up fast (it starts next Tuesday, December 20, at sunset), the Hot Dish started asking around for some great recipes by local chefs. We got a chance to get up close and personal in a two-part interview with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Zoe Francois, author, blogger & pastry chef: Chef Chat, part 2

    Photo Credit: Susan PowersThe Dutchess of Dough, Zoë François​Bestselling cookbook author Zoë François sat down with us in between promoting her new book, with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, creating desserts for Linden Hills hot spot restaurant Tilia, blogging, and parenting for a conversation abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Zoë François, author, blogger & pastry chef - Chef Chat Part 1

    Photo Credit: Susan PowersAuthor, chef and blogger, Zoe Francois sets up a shot in her kitchen​Author of the wildly successful 5 Minutes a Day cookbooks and accomplished pastry chef Zoë François has been traveling the country promoting her latest book with co-author Jeff Hertzberg, Artisan ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Rye Delicatessen: A first look

    ​The neighborhood must have been watching closely: It seems the moment the doors opened to the new Rye Delicatessen, the crowds moved in. On the morning we visited, the poor girl working behind the counter had a glazed-over, slightly panicked look in her eyes. It seems the night before, the counte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Mill City Bread Festival this weekend

    Mill City Farmers Market and the Mill City Museum are joining forces to celebrate the Bread Festival, sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. This will be the first of an annual event celebrating the traditions of American bread-baking. The festival will include demonstrations and a bread-baking contest. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Oktoberfest has arrived this week in food

    Everyone is German at the Black Forest Inn​Fans of all things German and sausagey will be pleased with this week's offerings, which skew heavily toward a meat-and-beer theme thanks to Oktoberfest activities. 9/25 If you made it through the weekend without attending the Black Forest Inn's Okt ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 11, 2011

    Tilia in Linden Hills feels like it's been around forever

    Steven Brown's comeback rings out loud and clear

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    December 27, 2010

    Zoë Francois bakes holiday deliciousness (and doughnuts)

    Mark LuinenburgZoe Francois is pro-carbs​Local baker and author Zoë Francois is most well-known for convincing us all to keep a bucket of bread dough in our refrigerators at the ready. Her book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (co-authored with Jeff Hertzberg) and the follow-up Healthy Bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Haute Dish hosts a beer dinner; Highland Grill stops human trafficking this Week in Food.

    Steve NeuharthDuck in a can, beer in a bottle at Haute Dish. ​What's better than a stock tip from Gordon Gekko? A pastry tip from Heidi Woodman and Zoe Francois. Meet these master bakers, take down some hot curry for a hot cause, and wash it all down with beer at breakfast this Week in Food. Mon ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007