• Tough economy not always tough on restaurants
    During an economic downturn, restaurant closings are no surprise -- but the Twin Cities are seeing a number of new openings. We also discuss restaurants' tried and true strategies and new deals to get customers in the door.Midmorning, November 12, 2008
  • 'The End of Food'
    Paul Roberts, bestselling author of "The End of Oil," is out with a new book, "The End of Food," which he discussed recently at the Commonwealth Club of California.Midday, June 24, 2008
  • Farm bill is mixed news for organic growers
    The 2008 farm bill designates more resources to organics than ever, but organic growers won't find relief from one of their thorniest problems: renting land.May 28, 2008
  • Tasty invasives
    The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis is asking for public help to get rid of an invasive plant.May 5, 2008
  • The world of wine
    From Merlot to Mourvedre, Chardonnay to Chenin Blanc, wine writer Mike Steinberger has it covered. He joins Midmorning to answer your questions about wine.Midmorning, March 7, 2008
  • Author argues for a new relationship with food
    Author Michael Pollan argues that we could be healthier and kinder to the planet if we would simply seek out food that is "real" and not processed. And he says nutrition-oriented eating can actually turn out to be bad for us.Midmorning, February 5, 2008
  • 'Madness in a bottle' makes a comeback
    For the first time in nearly a century, absinthe is legal in the United States. That means Monday you can party like it's 1899.December 31, 2007
  • Hospitals pledge 'healthy food in health care'
    Fresh sauteed organically grown kale. Free range, antibiotic-free, oven-roasted chicken. Locally grown apples and Minnesota maple syrup reduced to a simmering sauce. It sounds like a menu at a fine restaurant. But sustainable, locally grown, organic foods like these are showing up in hospitals around the country.December 31, 2007
  • The year in food
    In a year that saw several Twin Cities restaurants close their doors, one food critic says there is reason for hope. Rick Nelson talks about his favorite new restaurants.Midmorning, December 31, 2007
  • No loafing for this Minneapolis baker
    Solveig Tofte, the head baker at Turtle Bread Company in Minneapolis, is training for the "Olympics of Baking."December 20, 2007
  • A chef's quest for authentic food
    Anthony Bourdain travels the world seeking the most delicious food experiences. He talks about what the rest of world eats, and what makes up the perfect meal.Midmorning, November 27, 2007
  • Turkey Confidential
    Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper's annual Thanksgiving cooking hotline. She calls it "live culinary triage."November 22, 2007
  • Turkey Confidential
    Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, is on hand Thanksgiving morning for two hours of live culinary triage on the day you need it most. Listen from 10 a.m.-noon.November 21, 2007
  • Lost recipes find home in a new book
    As we head into Thanksgiving, many of us dust off recipes for grandma's stuffing or pumpkin pie. But some family recipes may have gotten lost over the years, and it's these misplaced recipes that are the center of Christopher Kimball's new book, "America's Best Lost Recipes."November 19, 2007
  • St. Paul restaurant lives on
    St. Paul has had a slew of restaurant closings this year: Fhima's, Margaux and A Rebours. In one St. Paul neighborhood, patrons were upset when their local restaurant, 128 cafe closed. Now as the restaurant re-opens, local foodies are discussing the importance of neighborhood restaurants to the neighborhood, and to the city.November 15, 2007

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