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Food

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 ...

Your grill is going to glow

If you are raking the yard, washing windows and scrubbing deck furniture, there’s another job to add to your spring-cleaning “to do” list: cleaning the grill. Whether it’s gas or charcoal, it needs a good scrub-down, both for a better cooking experience and to get rid of any bacteria ...

Vegetable kebabs with a crisp exterior and juicy interior

Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior. Tossing grilled vegetables with a bold dressing can do wonders to brighten up an otherwise boring dinner, but for our ...

Take your Caesar salad to the grill to get a smoky char

The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole ...

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Old Glory M&M Cookie Bars

As I write this, the forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is mostly cloudy with a chance of rain — surprise, surprise. While forecasts can change on a whim here in the Upper Midwest, one surefire way to add a little sunshine and festive flair to your holiday weekend is with my Old ...

Celebrate Syttende Mai with Chilled Poached Salmon

Norwegians love their salmon, and to celebrate Syttende Mai (the 17th of May) this Friday, we’re sharing one of our all-time favorite salmon recipes, Chilled Poached Salmon with Dill Cream Sauce. This specialty was a lunchtime favorite at our former restaurant, Sarello’s, and it is the ...