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]

2015 Minnesota State Fair Food, Reviewed

The gastronomic adventurers flocked to the first day of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair and have compiled their reports on the newest fair foods: Deep-fried ribs taste “like an alien zapped all the flavor out.” Sauce is all corn syrup and smoke. ^MI pic.twitter.com/Af9L7zkK3H — Heavy Table (@heavytable) August 27, 2015 Heavy Table Three Best: Espresso … [ Read more]