Food

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Missing The Great Minnesota Get-Together in the Age of COVID-19

I may have cried when they handed me a Pronto Pup. I'm not originally from Minnesota. But years before I moved here, I'd scan article...

Why Do So Many Minnesotans Experience Food Insecurity?

Whether they live in the city, a suburb, or Greater Minnesota, nearly one in eight Minnesotans is affected by hunger, proving that issues of...

Addressing Food Insecurity in Minnesota Takes a Village

The first three pages in the Minnesota Department of Health's Food Access report are stark, revealing that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is lacking...

What’s Happening on the Front Lines of Food Justice?

In the early 1900s, formerly enslaved Black Americans and their descendants owned 14 million acres of land. A century later, 80 percent of this property has been lost. The overall...

Minnesota Portraits: A Conversation with Leeann Chin

Chef, teacher and entrepreneur, Leeann Chin talks about her early years living in China, the struggles she faced in opening her first restaurant, and...

Is the Land O’Lakes Maiden a Racist Trope or Symbol of...

  High-profile Minnesota dairy brand Land O'Lakes made national headlines in April 2020 (not easy to do during a pandemic) when it quietly removed the...

A Farmer with an Eye for Regenerative Farming

  Farming is hard - and not just because the hours are long and labor-intensive. "Access to land is a challenge, machinery is expensive and finding...

Cooking Under Quarantine: Mystery Squash “Tacos”

  In my pre-pandemic life, I lived in a house with four roommates. And the benefits were myriad: I always had someone to watch TV...

Relish: Christina Nguyen’s Vietnamese Banh Khot

When Twin Cities Chef Christina Nguyen and her husband, Birk Grudem, rolled out their food truck in 2011, they were among the first to...

Relish: Marla Jadoonanan’s Dhalpourie Roti

  Years before Marla Jadoonanan's delicious Caribbean food was available to diners at her popular Minneapolis restaurant, it garnered rave reviews at hospital potlucks in...