The Home of Hygge: Talking with Trine Hahnemann, author of Copenhagen Food

Chef and author Trine Hahnemann has become one of Scandinavia’s leading culinary ambassadors at a time when the region’s profile is on the rise. The seasonality and hyper-locality of Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant has changed the way chefs think about food from Tokyo to New York. And the concept of Scandinavian hospitality and comfort known as … [ Read more]

Rick Nelson and Lee Svitak Dean Tell the Stories Behind “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book”

Cookies are personal. They’re sweet and festive, sure, but they’re also holiday traditions made concrete—family histories rendered with cups of sugar and sticks of butter. The just-released “Great Minnesota Cookie Book” is an overflowing platter of Minnesota cookie history. Within its covers are 77 finalist and champion recipes from the Star Tribune’s annual holiday cookie … [ Read more]

Mashmaker Book Launch

Take a break from your Black Friday shopping, citizens, and come have a pint to celebrate our first-ever book! Join the Growler Magazine and Gray Duck Media at Bad Weather Brewing Company from noon-8pm on Black Friday, November 24, for the official launch of  “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” There’s … [ Read more]

‘Breakfast Tea & Bourbon’ takes readers on real-life hunt for $50,000

“Breakfast Tea & Bourbon,” a contemporary adventure novel, is based around Nelson Moun, who “plunks down $5,000 to join a charitable treasure hunt with a $50,000 prize. Believing he has solved the mystery, he straightaway enlists four friends to co-pilot an RV dubbed ‘the beast’ and retrieve the treasure,” according to the book’s website. But … [ Read more]

Q & A: Jaime Joyce on Moonshine

We usually think of bourbon whiskey as the true American spirit. But long before Pappy Van Winkle was mellowing in oak casks, it was moonshine that largely began America’s tumultuous relationship with liquor. That’s the story from author Jaime Joyce’s newly released work Moonshine: A Cultural History of America’s Infamous Liquor [2014, Zenith Press]. The book is … [ Read more]