Food & Drink

Minneapolitans with a sweet tooth who love Cocoa & Fig’s chocolates, cakes and bars can now visit the store’s Edina location on York Avenue and avoid battling downtown traffic and navigating the skyway to the original location on t

Hearty food takes a bite out of teeth-chattering, January cold. Northern European fare that celebrates the season with a touch of Scandinavian flavor is an edible cure for the winter doldrums. Root vegetables have a starchy consistency that makes any dish more filling.

Kids need to eat healthy food in order to learn in school.

At Tavern on France, build your own burger, and enjoy it with a gluten-free beer.

By now we know about the perils of gluten, and many of us can recite a compendium of gluten-related ailments. Restaurants were slow on the uptake; for a long time a gluten-averse person could safely choose either a simple hunk of meat and steamed veggies or a pile of salad.

It crept up on us. Nibble by nibble, taste by taste, bite by bite, and then … KABOOM! We were besieged by “small-bite cuisine.” And what a lucky coup it was.

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.

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