Food

Let’s Cook: Clotheslines and Macaroni

There are some things that never get old –bedding hung on the clothesline is one of them. Life is too short not to indulge in sheets, pillowcases, and blankets hung under a big blue sky, warmed by the sun, and wind dried. As you see these bed layers dancing with the wind, your thoughts turn ...

Say hello again to Jell-O with lemony summer dessert

I don’t even like Jell-O. This is a bold statement — so brash that it threatens to endanger my Midwestern, farm girl credentials. But it’s true. I almost always pass up the Jell-O at picnics and potlucks, even when it has been blended with perfectly good foods like cake. That’s ...

This bright, tasty salad celebrates Sicilian ingredients

This light, bright salad celebrates ingredients that are abundant in Sicily. Citrus fruits, in particular, flourish and come in many varieties. Taroccos, or blood oranges, are the most popular and prized variety, so it seemed only fitting that we use them for this salad. We liked the fennel ...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as millions flee their homeland’s turmoil, they are taking Venezuela’s most ubiquitous dish with ...

New Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “It’s on!” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she’s ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that chile grown in his state is the best and will be stocked in grocery stores ...

5 innovative takes on the martini

LONDON (AP) — The martini’s heyday began almost a century ago, but today’s bartenders have some innovative takes on the classic cocktail. “People have become much more educated in what they’re drinking” and don’t just go for the “obvious choices,” says Anna Sebastian, bar ...

Celebrate our agricultural superfood with Edamame Pesto

FARGO — Our region is an oasis for agricultural abundance, and we love to look for new recipes to showcase dishes inspired by the various crops of the Upper Midwest. This is an easy task for top crops like wheat and corn, which are easy to find and work with and can be featured in a variety ...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop ...

salmon cake delivers rich flavor and tender texture

A good salmon cake delivers rich flavor and tender texture; the best veers away from flavor-muting binders at all costs. We used a food processor to chop salmon into a mix of both fine and larger pieces for a varied and not overly dense texture. A single slice of bread provided just enough ...

Make this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn

In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts. To bring this street food to the home kitchen, we broiled the corn on the cob instead of heading out to the grill, first brushing it with oil to keep it from drying out. Mayonnaise makes a good substitute ...

What’s so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there’s something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged foods has been linked to rising obesity ...

Mankato doctor recognized for nutrition work

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — For Dr. Ryan Brower, food is medicine. Coming to Mankato three years ago, the family medicine resident at Mayo Clinic Health System’s Eastridge clinic brought a passion for nutrition with him. He’s since centered his work both in clinic and the community around ...

Home With TheLost Italian: Super spud side dish

FARGO — We featured several North Dakota crops and products at last week’s dinner event at the Coteau des Prairies Lodge in Havana, N.D., and while nearly all of our creations were consumed that evening, we were delighted to find that we still had a fair supply of creamy red Buxton potatoes ...

‘Sell By’ or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

NEW YORK (AP) — If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent ...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to ...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

NEW YORK (AP) —Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What’s Gaby Cooking . The show is under an hour and Dalkin’s husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from ...

Let’s Cook: Pampering is good

Have you noticed that some coffee and tea cups have a destiny? They are a treasure for the first people who sip from them and an heirloom for lucky generations thereafter. That is the very secure future for china cups and saucers that has been in many of our families. Lately, however, I have ...

When life hands you lemons, make … Sarah’s Honey Lavender Lemonade

FARGO — The summer heat has finally arrived, and after a day spent bailing out water from a flooded basement hallway (due to a clogged kitchen drain) followed by two visits from the plumber, I don’t know when I’ve ever been more grateful to have a cold, tall glass of homemade ...