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.
Is there anything better than a basic BLT? Can you take those perfect summer tomatoes and build a different sandwich that’s equally as good as a classic BLT? Oh yes. Here are Dara’s Top 5!
It is the height of melon season! you can just slice and eat them, of course. But you know what’s fancier? These, Dara’s Top 5 Melon Recipes!
Potatoes and the grill are perfect together. Smokiness, crispiness and everything that makes a potato delicious. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Grilled Potato Recipes!
Blueberry season is one of the very best seasons: The sun-ripened local blueberries are just head and shoulders above the winter California ones.
Who doesn’t want to eat like the ‘stars’ do? Judy Garland, Gywnyth Paltrow, Bruce springsteen and on and on, have a favorite salad. So, Dara gives you her Top 5 Salad Dressings of the Stars!
You were crazy about the potato salads—so I thought let’s do the most logical other thing we can do: Coleslaw! Here are Dara’s Top 5.
Stop settling for the quarts of potato salad in the big box grocery store! These are the potato salads your summer should be filled with. Here are Dara’s Top 5!
Maybe you know this? Maybe it’s your new way of preparing broccoli. High-heat roasting! Dara thinks this is your new favorite. Check out her top 5!
Here it is, one of the most glorious weeks of the year, local strawberry season! Let’s go beyond shortcake shall we? Here are Dara’s Top 5!
Walking through the farmer’s market this week, what do my wondering eyes did appear? So much lettuce. But what can you do with lettuce besides make a big green salad? You can make lettuce wraps, that is, you can use the lettuce like a taco shell and put stuff in it. Stuff like what? Like this!
It’s Rhubarb season. They’re stacked like cord-wood at the Farmers Market. It’s good in more than just pie however! Dara gives you 5 savory ways to use it!
It’s definitely Spring Onion season. Here’s what you can do with them thanks to Dara’s Top 5!
After Dara’s Asparagus recipes a couple weeks ago, you wanted more ideas! So here they are, Asparagus Salads. Enjoy!
One of the first things you’ll see grown locally at your farmers market, radishes! What to do? Dara has a top 5 for your spring plates!
The greatest sign of spring? Seeing asparagus in the grocery stores and Farmers Markets! Here are Dara’s Top 5 ways to use it!
Now that Spring is around the corner, you’ll start seeing Snow Peas! Here’s what Dara thinks you should do with them.
Is there anything to do with arugula besides put it in fresh green salads? Why yes, yes there is! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!
Spaghetti squash is having a moment. The easiest thing to do is roast it and toss with butter and cinnamon sugar. But there’s more! Here are Dara’s top five spaghetti squash recipes!
I’m going to call cheesy potatoes the best food of Easter! be they Au Gratin, Pave or Hasselback, potatoes and cheese is just a good thing. What are the best? Here are Dara’s Top 5!
I know people who make corned beef just to get the leftovers for hash. But hash is in-and-of-itself fantastic, so here are a couple non-corned beef recipes too!
Have your friends over for green drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, they will be amazed. Because you found the classy green drinks that are not ridiculous! Like these!
What are the best oven-fried— or rather, baked till it gets to taste like be fried—fish recipes? These! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Fish and Chips.
What can we possibly cook this winter that we haven’t cooked a hundred times so far? Oven pork ribs! You can make some darn good barbecue in your oven, and once you master that, the world of fancy oven barbecue spreads at your feet.
Are you looking for some fresh ideas, some new flavors to this important wintertime standby? Dara has oven roasted chicken recipes to warm up your home!
We did guacamole last year. We’re doing nachos this year. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Nacho recipes perfect for the “big game”!