‘All the Wild Hungers’ is a Deft Culinary Tour of Life, Death, and Lefse

Whatever else might divide us, we all have to eat. That’s the core of the newly released essay collection “All the Wild Hungers,” written by Karen Babine and published by Milkweed Editions. After her mother’s diagnosis with a cancerous tumor, Babine finds herself examining all aspects of her life: her upbringing in northern Minnesota, the … [ Read more]

25 Years of Craft Beer at Rock Bottom Brewery in Minneapolis: Q&A with head brewer Larry Skellenger

Minnesota continued to see a steady rise in its number of craft breweries in 2018, but the state’s oldest brewpub still in operation is celebrating a major milestone. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Minneapolis opened 25 years ago as the second location of the brewpub chain, which began in Denver in 1991 and now … [ Read more]

Lake Superior as Dinner Table: Q&A with the author of ‘Life in a Northern Town’

Lake Superior roosts above the Upper Midwest like a temperamental god. From its bulk (it contains 10 percent of Earth’s fresh surface water) to the age of its oldest rocks (about 2.7 billion years) to its forceful power (at least 350 shipwrecks), the lake is a titan that influences everything within hundreds of miles of its … [ Read more]