Welcome to Appetites, All Things Considered's weekly taste of local and regional food and drink news, trends, reviews, flavors, recipes and advice. Appetites airs every Wednesday on All Things Considered.
Appetites: Inside the newly expanded Cossetta's Cossetta's has long been one of the biggest names in Italian food in the Twin Cities, and it has just gotten a lot bigger. The new pastry shop is the new crown jewel of the expansion, says the Heavy Table's James Norton.May 22, 2013
Appetites: What's new in concessions in Minneapolis parks It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters.April 17, 2013
Appetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.April 3, 2013
Appetites: Food developments in unlikely places There's a cavalcade of new food developments in the Twin Cities: a new burger bar that also serves elk Wellington, an ambitious attempt at serving sushi in the Minneapolis Skyway and a 21st century approach to food delivery.March 13, 2013
Finding local flavor in Ely's dark winter months If you love ice fishing or other winter spots, or just looking to embrace winter and have a good time in the deep freeze, Ely's the place to be. Here are some tasty options for when you get there.February 6, 2013
Appetites: Hidden ethnic gems When looking for authentic food from around the world, it is easy to think about the urban options -- an eating tour of University Avenue or a trip to Eat Street. But there are good global eats hiding out in the suburbs and beyond.January 2, 2013
Photos: Piccolo draws accolades We have long known that the Twin Cities are great restaurant towns. Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine is here to help us trace the evolution of the Twin Cities' foodie "cred."December 26, 2012