Category: Food and Drink

Fine dining gets a re-write

IMG_0353-0.JPG

It’s not often that the Belly wakes up these days, but this is something for which it’s worth leaving the house this winter. With all the new restaurant openings soaking up all the attention in the local food media, it’s…

Baking with “barm”

Barm.JPG

When it comes to experimenting with unfamiliar ingredients, I’ve never been much of an incrementalist. Even if something is good on the first try, I move from there quite broadly to establish the ends of the spectrum. Maybe that first…

Home Economics and Leftovers

Consider a few statistics: 69.2 percent of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese (CDC 2009-2010) $15,799 is the average credit card debt per US household (US Federal Reserve) 56 percent of consumers carried an unpaid credit…

The Entrepreneurial Leap

The Tastemakers panel: from left, moderator Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Tilia's Steven Brown, Salty Tart's Michelle Gayer, and 45th Parallel Distillery's Paul Werni and Scott Davis.

Is it really the dream of every line cook to open their own restaurant? That was among the first questions posed by moderator Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl at the Mpls.-St. Paul Magazine Tastemakers event on Wednesday, July 17 at the Ritz…

Money shots and marinade

BB-Dishes-6-5-13-CR

After a decade of writing about food and restaurants for actual publications, and, in particular, being the photographer for all my work, there is a food shot I’ve come to appreciate the most. And that’s shown above. The “After” shot.…