Cooking with Beth Dooley: Smoked Whitefish Cakes Recipe

Smoked fish cakes are a perfect marriage of convenience—yesterday’s leftover smoked fish from the holiday appetizer tray mixed with yesterday’s leftover baked or mashed potatoes. These cakes are far more than the sum of their parts. While many recipes call for eggs, cream, mayonnaise, flour, or breadcrumbs, I find that they’re heavy and dense. Keeping … [ Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: Baja on the Lake with Billy Tserenbat and Zach Schugel

Billy Tserenbat arrives at our house with the odds stacked against him. We are here to create a kind of Baja California beach party as a way of getting to know Billy’s new Wayzata restaurant, a beach-centric, Mexican-influenced, fish and seafood celebration called Baja Haus. Except that a sunny May sky has turned suddenly woolen … [ Read more]

Guinness to become Vegan-Friendly in 2016

There will be no more deliveries of fish bladders to St. James’ Gate: Guinness has announced plans to remove an animal by-product from its legendary stout. Guinness has been using isinglass, a gelatin made from fish bladders, as a filtration agent in its brewing process, though many modern brewers have transitioned to synthetic gelatins or … [ Read more]

The Uncertain Future of Walleye in Mille Lacs

The Star Tribune reports on the future of walleye fishing on Mille Lacs, perhaps the paragon of Minnesota’s popular fishing lakes. Stocking the lake with walleye, like the state did when population collapsed in Red Lake, may only be a temporary fix. According to fish biologists, rising temperatures and invasive species are also playing a … [ Read more]

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