Off The Menu With Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is the Twin Cities’ premier expert on food, a critic at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She brings WCCO’s tradition of nutritional information to new heights, Saturdays from 11 a.m. – Noon. If you have something to say on a topic, call-in at 651-989-9226 or text 81807.

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Off The Menu

  • 8-22-15 - Off The Menu

    August 22, 2015

    Ana Marie Cox is in studio and we take a look at how politics affect the food service industry. Dara delivers her Top 5 Next Level Tomato Salad recipes.
  • 8-15-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    August 15, 2015

    Kat Kinsman is the editor in chief of Tasting Table. She joins Dara today to talk BBQ and preview her new book, "High Anxiety". Dara delivers her much anticipated Top 5 Blueberry recipe's.
  • 8-08-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    August 8, 2015

    Stephan Eirik Clark delves into the world of artificial flavorings in his new novel "Sweetness #9". Mike Swanson tells us about his experience of returning to the family farm to grow rye and starting the Far North Distillery.
  • 8/1/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    August 2, 2015

    Dara looks into inventing of new wine grapes (wine maker Randall Grahm), crayfish (chef Paul Berglund), and hops in food (food blogger Marie Porter).
  • 7-25-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    July 26, 2015

    Niko Tonks of Fair State Brewing Cooperative talks about how his company is helping the butterflies. Dara's top 5 sausages and hot dogs. Lee Egbert is one of the founders of 11 Wells and is in studio to talk about his Minnesota mad vermouth.
  • 7/18/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    July 19, 2015

    Dara talks with food bloggers Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom and Ilan Klages-Mundt of Insight Brewing. Plus, Dara reveals her top five BBQ sauces.
  • 7-11-15 - Best of Off The Menu with Dara

    July 11, 2015

    This week we revisit some of our favorite segment from the past year. James Osland on the launch of Organic Life Magazine. Tamar Haspel on the resurgence of the American Chestnut tree. Brian Abrams on his book Party Like a President.
  • 7/4/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    July 5, 2015

    Dara celebrates the 4th of July by discussing microbiomes with Pilar Gerasimo, Surly's brand new beer with Todd Haug, and her favorite kohlrabi recipes.
  • 6-27-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    June 27, 2015

    Author Kristen Ohlson joins Dara to talk about her new book "The Soil Will Save Us". Top 5 Swiss Chard recipes. Mike Brown tells us about this weekends Travail Lakeside Party.
  • 6-20-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    June 21, 2015

    Adam Sachs, Editor in Chief of Saveur takes a look at what he feels is America's next great food city. Dara's top 5 cherry recipes. Janet Fletcher is a food writer based out of Napa Valley. She joins the show to talk wine.
  • 6/13/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    June 14, 2015

    Dara talks with Adam Sachs, the new Editor-in-Chief of Saveur Magazine. Plus, cooking lessons for kids out on Summer Break and the best Mason Jar recipes.
  • 6/6/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    June 7, 2015

    Dara chats with documentary filmmaker/cookbook author Aileen Bordman and former Olympic weightlifter/winemaker Nigel Avery. Plus, top rhubarb recipes.
  • 5-30-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    May 31, 2015

    Head brewer at Summit, Damian McConnn is in studio to talk about the Summit expansion. This weeks top 5... green beans! Master Gardener Bonnie Boldgett gives us some tips for these early summer months.
  • 5-23-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    May 24, 2015

    King of the Brooklyn Hipster BBQ'ers Joe Carroll with some Memorial Day grilling tips. Dara's Top 5 radish recipes.
  • 5/16/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    May 17, 2015

    This week, Dara speaks with Black Forest co-owner Erica Christ about wiener schnitzel. Plus, Dara's best asparagus recipes and news from the food world.
  • 5-09-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    May 10, 2015

    Jim Osland, former editor of Saveur, has set out on a new literary venture. Dara disusses Rodale's Organinc Life with Jim. Dara gives you her top 5 strawberry recipies. MN's only TIron Chef America contestant Sameh Wadi joins Dara to talk about his new cookbook.
  • 5/2/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    May 3, 2015

    This week, Dara speaks with husband-wife team Griffith and Cheryl Day about becoming self-taught bakers and authors. Plus, Dara's top oregano recipes.
  • 4-25-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    April 25, 2015

    Cheesemaker at Lone Grazer and MN native Ruben Nilsson. He joins the show to talk about his journey. Dara delivers her top 5 green onion recipes.
  • 4-18-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    April 19, 2015

    James Oseland of Saveur fame is back and taking on a BIG new project. He stops by to talk to Dara about it. Dara has her 5 frozen beet recipes. Jordan Mckay, co-author of the Franklin BBQ book talks grilling.
  • 4-11-15 Off The Menu with Dara

    April 11, 2015

    Author Marnie Hanel talks picnicking. Top 5 Cheese Balls! Dara recaps the top food news of the week.
  • 4/4/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    April 5, 2015

    Dara talks eggs with food stylist Jenny Park and Easter baskets with Golden Fig owner Laurie Crowell McCann. Plus, the top five brunch dishes.
  • 3/28/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    March 29, 2015

    This week, Dara talks to Kristin Miglore (Food52.com) and Andrew Knowlton (Bon Appetit Magazine). Plus, Dara's top chicken drumsticks recipes.
  • 3/21/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    March 22, 2015

    Dara talks about healthy eating and gives her top 5 hummus recopies.
  • 3-14-15 - Off The Menu with Dara

    March 15, 2015

    Vayu Rekdal is teaching science through food. She is in studio with Dara to explain how. You gotta have soda bread on St. Patty's day. Top 5 soda bread uses. Lucas Almendinger of the Third Bird talks whole hog cooking.
  • 3/7/15 Off The Menu with Dara

    March 8, 2015

    In this "healthy eating" edition, Dara talks with Jillian Lampert about when healthy eating might become unhealthy. Plus, Dara's top five squash recipes.

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Mind Blowing Corn Recipes

It’s State Fair time, and there’s no single more important vegetable to the State Fair experience than corn. Glorious corn! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes for you to try at home.

12 hours ago

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Blueberry Recipes

There are not enough good things to say about blueberries.

08/14/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Tomato Salad Recipes

Here are my top five next-level tomato salads—No. 1 is so good you might cry.

08/07/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Next Level Sausages And Hot Dogs

You’ve seen this. Restaurant hot dogs and sausages are going gourmet. You can do this too, right in your backyard! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Next Level Sausages And Hot Dogs!

07/24/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Barbecue Sauce Recipes

It’s the sweet spot of summer, and obviously you’re looking to up your barbecue game. These are the next-level sauces to elevate your next cookout! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Barbecue Sauces.

07/20/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Kohlrabi Recipes

It’s a standard at Farmers Markets right now. But do you have any idea what to do with Kohlrabi? We do. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

07/06/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Swiss Chard Recipes

Off the Menu with Dara can be heard every Saturday from 11:00-Noon on News Radio 830 WCCO! First of all – Swiss Chard is not from Switzerland. It’s a green leafy vegetable that’s mostly leaf […]

06/26/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cherry Recipes

Cherries are everywhere and they are fresh. They don’t need a lot of help to be delicious but Dara has 5 brilliant ways to use them!

06/19/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Mason Jar Recipes

The 8 ounce, half-pint, shortie little Mason jar is the food vessel of our times. Want in? Here are some of Dara’s favorite Mason jar recipes!

06/12/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Rhubarb Recipes

There’s rhubarb everywhere this time of year. With a bounty like that, you’ll need some help. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Rhubarb Recipes!

06/05/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Green Bean Recipes

Dara got the very best green beans at the farmer’s market last week and it got her thinking. And here’s where we all benefit! Dara’s Top 5 Green Bean recipes!

05/29/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Radish Recipes

Radishes are all over the farmers markets right now, and they’re mild and good—the really spicy ones are the ones that sit out in the hot sun of summer. So Dara breaks out her Top 5 ways to use the Radish!

05/22/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Asparagus Recipes

Have you heard of Spargelfest? It’s how Germany celebrates spring and the bounty of Asparagus! Good reason to celebrate here too. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Asparagus Recipes!

05/15/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Strawberry Recipes

The strawberry is the fruit equivalent of a picture-perfect long stemmed rose. What do do with them? Glad you asked. Here are Dara’s top five strawberry recipes!

05/11/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Oregano Recipes

It might be taking over your garden already this spring. What to do with all that Oregano? We’ll help you out. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

05/01/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Green Onion Recipes

Farmer’s Markets open all over Minnesota in the next couple of weeks. What you’ll see everywhere are Green Onions. But what to do with them? We have ideas. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!

04/28/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Frozen Beet Recipes

Frozen Beets are everywhere in the store right now. But what to do with them? Dara to the rescue! Here are her Top 5 Frozen Beet Recipes!

04/16/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cheese Ball Recipes

Embrace the Cheeseball! It’s not something that everyone avoids at a party. It’s a vehicle for some amazing and perhaps even “fancy” flavors. Here are Dara’s Top 5!

04/13/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Do-Ahead Brunch Dishes

Why are you stressing out slaving over a hot stove for your loved ones when you can do mostly everything the night before and just sit around and relax? Stop the madness! And start learning to love these, my top five do-ahead brunch recipes, for Easter or any time.

04/03/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Chicken Drumstick Recipes

Don’t forget the drumsticks! They might be cheap but that doesn’t mean they’re not totally excellent, and there are many brilliant ways to cook them, like this! Here are Dara’s top five!

03/27/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Hummus Recipes

Did you know that there’s a next level of hummus? True. There is. Here are Dara’s Top Five Hummus Recipes!

03/20/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Soda Bread Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Tuesday. Forget the Corned Beef and Beer. Well, don’t forget that. Just don’t forget the Irish Soda Bread! Here are Dara’s Five Favorite Recipes!

03/12/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Squash Recipes

Before we get everything greening up and the Farmer’s Markets start hopping, Dara has one more winter staple to get in your meals: Winter Squash. Here are her Top 5 Recipes!

03/09/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Pickle Recipes

What can you do with a good jar of pickles? A lot more than you think you can. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Pickle Recipes!

02/27/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Grapefruit Recipes

It brings a great, complex sweetness to your savory dishes, it’s wonderful used in salads and can add a nice zip to your cocktails, not to mention being very high in vitamin C. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Grapefruit Recipes!

02/20/2015