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: Roadside food gems for your Thanksgiving travels Many of us will be covering long stretches of bleak Midwestern terrain this Thanksgiving without anything but fast food to eat. Luckily, the creators of the Heavy Table website share their best bets for North Coast road food.November 27, 2013
Appetites: Local food movement goes back -- way back We talk about the local food movement as if it is a relatively recently phenomenon. But one Minnesota poet and writer argues in a new book that the local food movement goes back, way back, to the indigenous populations of our region.November 20, 2013
Appetites: Get a head start on Thanksgiving cooking The thought of the big Thanksgiving dinner, with all of the shimmering side dishes, can be overwhelming for many. But it is not to early to start planning, and even cooking, parts of your Thanksgiving dinner.November 13, 2013
Appetites: Local companies drive bitters trend Bitters, which are made by dissolving spices in alcohol, are now being made by three local companies. This trendy and versatile ingredient is being used in both drinks and food.September 11, 2013
Appetites: Top local chefs pilot new food offerings at MSP Air travel and good food don't always fly together. So when airport concessionaire OTG Management set out to overhaul dining options at the Delta Air Lines G Concourse in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, it set it sights high.July 24, 2013
Appetites: Foie gras continues to divide You may have noticed or read about a protest by the Animal Rights Coalition against foie gras. MPR News Appetites discusses the controversy of foie gras, which is becoming one of the most divisive debates in the food world.July 17, 2013
Appetites: The tomatoes of summer If you planted tomatoes this year, chances are you got a late start, and ripe fruit might seem a long time away. But we are beginning to see sure signs of summer with ripe and interesting tomatoes at the farmers market.July 10, 2013