Food & Drink

Cranberries are considered indispensible to a traditional holiday meal; because of this, the poor fruit has been typecast. Cousin of the blueberry and huckleberry, the name “cranberry” was coined by early European settlers who thought that the plant looked like a crane.

What’s the most memorable gift you’ve ever received? Chances are it wasn’t an expensive handbag or a bottle of wine. Instead, it might have been a child’s art project or a basket of welcome-to-the-neighborhood cookies.

If you think of “Mexican food” as a greasy cheese bomb—albeit a yummy one—it’s time to wake up and smell the cilantro.

It’s autumn, which means it’s time to hunker down, get cozy and eat comfort food. We find that advice depressing, especially when so much about the fall is energizing instead of sedating. Take the color orange: it’s a classic fall shade, associated with seasonal foliage, pumpkins and Halloween.

Some comestibles require neither introduction nor explanation, and chili is one of them.

The hotdog is one of the easiest foods to find, eat and enjoy. A hotdog makes a quick meal during an airport layover, a tasty snack with a few beers at the game, and a universally pleasing cookout option. The convenience store 7-Eleven sells about 100 million dogs a year.

One of our most treasured warm-weather privileges is outdoor dining. For those of us who live on the frozen tundra, perpetually aware of the diminishing days of light and warmth, eating al fresco is practically a birthright. Edina eateries are equipped with many a welcoming outdoor dining space.

Summer can be sweltering. Lucky for us, Edina has just the treat to beat the heat. Edina Magazine dishes on five favorite frozen yogurt and ice cream parlors.

Everyone likes cake. Edinans are no different, and we’re blessed with two exceptional cake-makers, Sweet Retreat and Queen of Cakes. These bakeries are as passionate about their craft as they are about the community they serve.

Hey, it’s National Dairy Month! And it’s national candy month, fresh fruit and vegetable month, iced tea month, seafood month, papaya month, steakhouse month, and turkey lovers’ month. Does that seem like a bit much?

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