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  • Dining with Dara: Spring restaurant preview
    As winter comes to a close in Minnesota, restaurant watchers are starting to think about spring. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine talks with MPR's Tom Crann about the dining trends she's noticing this spring.March 8, 2012
  • Dining with Dara: Turnips are trendy again
    The lowy turnip has turned trendy, turning up on high-end menus and embraced by celebrity chefs. The root vegtable that is a sturdy part of so many northern cultures is now in the spotlight. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly talks with MPR's Tom Crann about the new turnip trend.December 1, 2011
  • Turkey Confidential: Thanksgiving triage
    On the day even non-cooks are busy in the kitchen, Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her guests are ready to help you with your Thanksgiving meal preparations, on-air and online.November 24, 2011
  • Dining with Dara: What to drink with your Thanksgiving dinner
    Even the traditional Thanksgiving meal has a variety of flavors -- savory, sweet, starchy, sage. Add a twist or two, and it can be a challenge to pick the right beverages to serve with the meal. Food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly has some suggestions to pair with all your holiday favorites.November 23, 2011
  • Dining with Dara: The best Thanksgiving to-go pies in Minn.
    Are you making your own pie this year for Thanksgiving dinner, or getting yours from a bakery? Minnesota Monthly food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has compiled her list of the best pies to go in Minnesota, from Cold Spring to Duluth to Rochester, and from plain old apple to Surly beer-chocolate-pecan.November 17, 2011
  • Dining with Dara: Best new Twin Cities restaurants
    This has been a good year for restaurants in the Twin Cities. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly says that 2011 was surprisingly delicious. She writes about the Best New Restaurants for the current issue of the magazine, and joins MPR's Tom Crann to talk about her picks.November 10, 2011
  • Mpls farmers markets will require more vendors to be farmers
    A new city ordinance says at least 60 percent of the vendors at farmers markets have to be food growers.November 9, 2011
  • Dining with Dara: Lake Superior herring
    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, the food writer for Minnesota Monthly, has been eating a lot of herring lately. She loves the fish we call lake herring, which is not "real" herring.November 3, 2011
  • Dining with Dara -- Best eating in the Twin Cities
    Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joins MPR's Tom Crann this week to talk about some of the best eating in the Twin Cities, as chosen in the latest issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine.October 19, 2011
  • Minn. foie gras producer challenges notion that process is cruel
    There are only a handful of farms in the country that produce foie gras, and one is located in southeastern Minnesota. Fois gras -- or fattened duck liver -- is a delicacy. It's also the source of a long-running debate over whether the treatment of the ducks can be considered cruel.October 10, 2011
  • Dining With Dara: Do you eat out too much?
    There's something terribly wrong with you -- or with food trend journalism. Use this handy dandy quiz to find out which is the case.October 6, 2011
  • Dining with Dara: Amazing Camembert made in Minnesota
    It once was that if you wanted a rich, soft cheese, you had to get a Brie from France. Anything else paled in comparison. But that's no longer true. Cheesemakers in our region have been making some impressive efforts, according to food writer Dara Moskowtiz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly. She calls it "one of the most astonishing turns in Minnesota food culture."September 22, 2011
  • Dinner Party Download with guest Terry Allen
    This week's Dinner Party Download welcomes its Guest of Honor Terry Allen -- country musician, painter and conceptual artist.September 2, 2011
  • Dining With Dara: Best And Worst OF The State Fair
    Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl checks in today with to report on her taste-tests with the new State Fair foods she was looking forward to trying last week, and she says: "I was so, so, so wrong about those chocolate-covered jalapenos."September 2, 2011
  • Talking food at the fair
    Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joins Midmorning to talk about the Twin Cities food scene and share her thoughts on the new culinary offerings at the fair.Midmorning, September 1, 2011

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