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  • Food commentator Bonny Wolf shares her kitchen stories
    Bonny Wolf, a food commentator for National Public Radio, says she remembers most life events by what she ate. She shares her memories in a new book of essays, "Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories."November 20, 2006
  • Rich Cohen tells it "Sweet and Low"
    Writer Rich Cohen's grandfather Ben invented two things that changed US eating habits. First he invented the machine that makes those little sugar packets you find in restaurants. Then he invented "Sweet and Low" the sugar substitute. The family made millions. But the story went sour, and Cohen's branch of the family got cut out of the will. He chronicles what happens in his new book "Sweet and Low."November 14, 2006
  • Steele County's last butter maker churns it out the old fashioned way
    Steele County once led the world in butter production. Now, only one butter maker remains.October 1, 2006
  • Why we are what we eat
    A writer traces our food from field to table, and along the way finds some surprising ingredients in the processed food we eat all the time.Midmorning, May 22, 2006
  • New cultures, new flavors
    If you're thinking about a night out, chances are you're considering an ethnic restaurant. One writer says the definition of ethnic fare becomes more blurry as exotic ingredients mix with traditional American food.Midmorning, May 19, 2006
  • Let's Dish blends meal-making and socializing
    Two working moms turned their class project into a business that allows families to prepare home cooked meals without clean-up or shopping.May 15, 2006
  • Food critic Josh Resnik - live from Gluek's
    You don't have to drop $100 to get a good meal in the Twin Cities. But finding that elusive tasty but cheap meal can be hard.March 30, 2006
  • A chocolate renaissance
    The box of chocolates that you give your sweetheart this Valentine's Day may not contain the traditional candy flavors. Over the past few years, high-end chocolate boutiques have opened all across Minnesota. A Twin Cities chocolatier, B.T McElrath, helps explain this chocolate renaissance.February 14, 2006
  • In the kitchen with Julia
    For one year, Julie Powell gave her life over to a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but the weighty, seminal guide written by Julia Child, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." The project transformed her life.Midmorning, February 9, 2006
  • Turkey Confidential
    Lynne Rossetto Kasper answers your Thankgiving cooking questions with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal. It's the place to solve your turkey emergencies.November 24, 2005
  • The power of taste
    Taste is the weakest of our five senses, yet it drives our appetite and protects us from poisons. A world-renowned expert talks about taste buds, supertasters and how our sense of taste impacts our overall health.November 24, 2005
  • A chronicle of American life through food
    The Kitchen Sisters, an award-winning radio production team, are turning their attention toward food -- how Americans gather and cook in the most unexpected places. They call those places Hidden Kitchens.November 9, 2005
  • A chat with the pie lady
    Anne Dimock is a pie lover. She grew up making apple pies at her mother's elbow, and now bakes from her home in Afton, Minnesota. Dimock has written a book called "Humble Pie: Musings on What Lies Beneath the Crust."November 3, 2005
  • It's a food critic's life
    A famous food critic combines discriminating taste with a little spy craft to secure the most accurate restaurant review. The latest memoir by Ruth Reichl describes her career as restaurant critic for The New York Times. Photo Credit: Brigitte LacombeJune 21, 2005
  • A democratic take on restaurant criticism
    Restaurant critic Jim Leff, the "Alpha Dog" of the Web site Chowhound.com, talks about his never-ending search for deliciousness.June 8, 2005

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