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January 2013


Food, Glorious Food

January 31, 2013

Food, Glorious Food

Celebrate today's readily-available citrus with an Orange and Shaved-Fennel Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Cheese Curls. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


January 30, 2013

Minnesota Baristas Represent at the Big Central Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup

Whether you’re up for a snazzy signature coffee drink, or a perfectly brewed cup of black coffee, you’ve got killer options right here in the Twin Cities. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (3)


FreshTartSteph Recipe: Hash Browns

January 29, 2013

FreshTartSteph Recipe: Hash Browns

Crispy, salty fried potatoes are cheap eats of the highest order. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (4)


January 28, 2013

DeRushaEats: Cooking Competitions

The idea that there's a Top Chef generation of cooks out there is really interesting. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (1)


Black Garlic: The Little Black Dress in My Kitchen

January 25, 2013

Black Garlic: The Little Black Dress in My Kitchen

Black garlic is simply garlic that has slowly aged without any additives—and I found a new local source. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


DeRushaEats: Former WCCO News Anchor Launches Wine Club

January 24, 2013

DeRushaEats: Former WCCO News Anchor Launches Wine Club

Central California is an undiscovered treasure for some wine drinkers, and Jeanette aims to change that—at least for Minnesotans. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Smashburger Teams Up With Summit

January 23, 2013

Smashburger Teams Up With Summit

Look for local Smashburger locations to highlight a Summit beer-pairing menu. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (2)


January 22, 2013

FreshTartSteph Recipe: The Aviation

On the nights you can’t swing by the swanky new Borough/Parlour, shake up this Jesse Held-crafted bracer at home. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Savvy Mom: The Big Back Room at The Coffee Shop Northeast

January 21, 2013

Savvy Mom: The Big Back Room at The Coffee Shop Northeast

Never underestimate the importance of a coffee shop of one's own. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Lost Dishes of 2012

January 18, 2013

Lost Dishes of 2012

A fond farewell to my favorite dishes from restaurants that closed this year Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Chipotle Red Bean Chili with Bulgur, Roasted Peppers, and Optional Chorizo

January 17, 2013

Chipotle Red Bean Chili with Bulgur, Roasted Peppers, and Optional Chorizo

Here's a thoroughly modern chili that can satisfy both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike (and can also be made gluten-free). Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Hazelnuts for Minnesota’s Masses

January 16, 2013

Hazelnuts for Minnesota’s Masses

Two wild species of hazelnuts thrive in the cold—and are showing up in our markets. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


FreshTartSteph Recipe: Baked Garlic with Rosemary & Blue Cheese

January 15, 2013

FreshTartSteph Recipe: Baked Garlic with Rosemary & Blue Cheese

A cozy appetizer for dead-of-winter entertaining. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Dangerous Man Brewing Co. Poised to Open January 25

January 15, 2013

Dangerous Man Brewing Co. Poised to Open January 25

There's a new brew in town, led by Rob Miller. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Baked Ziti with Sausage Ragu

January 10, 2013

Baked Ziti with Sausage Ragu

Salute comfort food with this classic pasta al forno flavored with nuggets of juicy pork sausage meat. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


DeRusha Eats: The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge

January 10, 2013

DeRusha Eats: The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge

Doug Anderson is back, shining, at The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Knock Out the Cold with a Pozole Kick!

January 9, 2013

Knock Out the Cold with a Pozole Kick!

Celebrate National Soup Month and fight the flu in one fell swoop. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


January 7, 2013

Savvy Mom: A Meal (And Rest) In Peace

Staycations are a fabulous way to eat out while resting up. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


2013 Food Trend Predictions

January 4, 2013

2013 Food Trend Predictions

Where to get a taste of this year's hot ingredients. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


Grilled Cubano Sandwich

January 3, 2013

Grilled Cubano Sandwich

Turn roast turkey, pork, and ham into this hearty, comforting grilled sandwich for a twist on the traditional. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


DeRusha Eats: Next Restaurant in Chicago

January 3, 2013

DeRusha Eats: Next Restaurant in Chicago

Next is like a Broadway musical for people who love food: there are no reservations, only tickets to seatings; no menu choices, it’s a 12-course tasting. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)


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TC Taste answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally bring the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Minnesota Monthly Senior Editor Rachel Hutton, Sustainable Food Correspondent Marie Flanagan, Home Cook Stephanie Meyer, Chef Jason Ross, Savvy Mom Kristin Boldon, Food Writer Joy Summers, and Drinks & Real Food Senior Editor Mary Subialka. Learn more about the TC Taste bloggers.

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