Food

Love from Saigon, Minnesota

No one who meets me today would ever suspect that I did not prefer Vietnamese food when I was growing up. Today, I am...

Change is Afoot in the North Minneapolis Foodscape

  Miah Ulysse keeps a close eye on the foodscape of North Minneapolis. As the Policy Manager at Appetite for Change, much of Ulysse’s life...

Nordic Waffles Offers a Delicious, Heart-Shaped Taste of the Past

  The Minnesota State Fair features countless food booths, but one destination in particular reflects the region's robust Scandinavian heritage: Nordic Waffles. Upon approaching the booth...

A 90-pound block of butter. A 38-degree chamber. And decades of...

  Every year, when the Greatest Get Together of Them All - a.k.a. the Minnesota State Fair - rolls around, we get to indulge in...

Step Inside Neumann’s Bar: MN’s Oldest, Continually Active Watering Hole

  You can’t help but feel the history when you walk through the doors of Neumann’s Bar in North Saint Paul. Neumann’s has a unique...

How One MN Organization Helps Latino Families Lead Healthier Lives

  We have to eat - all of us! Admit it: Everyone who is reading this has to eat. In fact, everyone who isn't reading...

Explore the Rise of Millennial Women Farmers in MN

  On a recent trip to the sprawling Medicine Creek Farm in Finlayson, Minn., a farmer revved up a four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle to deliver water...

Get a Taste of the Middle East in the Midwest

  "Flavor is my signature flavor profile!" If you've ever visited any of Sameh Wadi's restaurants, you know his proclamation is true. Whether he's serving...

RECIPE: Sloppy Chow with Yia Vang

  Pioneering Hmong Chef Yia Vang stopped by Almanac recently to share the recipe for his "Sloppy Chow," a sloppy joe inspired entree he will...

Black Market StP Smokes Up Great BBQ & Heats Up...

  This is the story of a friendship that sparked something wonderful. James Mann and Robert Lorch-Benysek formed a connection that lasts to this day,...