Crickets on the menu at GYST following documentary premiere

Following the April 22nd premiere of The Gateway Bug, a documentary on the edible insect industry at this year’s Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, GYST Fermentation Bar will be hosting a dinner featuring a 4-course tasting menu full of crickets. The presumably crunchy fare will be paired with wine and beer courtesy of Tradition Wine and … [ Read more]

Minnesota Spoon: Wine pairing with Jill Mott

Earlier that afternoon, just outside Jon Wipfli’s patio door, an entire boneless leg of lamb had twirled slowly on a string suspended above a hardwood fire for six hours or so, dripping occasional runnels of fat into the coals, and wrapping itself gradually in a cloak of char. Now, on the cutting board in front … [ Read more]

Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Opens This Sunday, May 22

The Details: Linden Hills Farmers’ Market Every Sunday, 9am to 1pm. May 22–October 30, 2016 Upton and 43rd—Settergren’s Ace Hardware The Vendors: Linden Hills features a great number of small food artisans, alongside your standard produce and proteins (See a full list of vendors here). A few highlights: Shrubs and Switchel: Calvit’s Drinking Shrubs (pictured, above) is … [ Read more]

DIY Fermentation: Beet Kvass

We’re in the tail end of beet season at the farmers markets. And perhaps the dipping temperatures have you thinking about ways to prolong the harvest. Fermenting vegetables at home might seem like a daunting task, but the barriers to entry are lower than you might think. Take beet kvass for example (above, left). It’s … [ Read more]

A celebration of fermentation at GYST

A California-inspired concept has taken root a block from Eat Street Photos by James Eastman Yeast is a remarkable thing. It’s wild, temperamental, and unpredictable. Under the right circumstances, it creates some of the tastiest edibles on the planet—ones currently being gathered under the same roof in South Minneapolis. Gyst is an Old English word for … [ Read more]

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