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.
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 […]
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Did you know that there’s a next level of hummus? True. There is. Here are Dara’s Top Five Hummus 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!
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!
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!
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!
It’s Valentine’s Day! How about some foods that are aphrodisiacs? You should make them for dinner because it’s Valentine’s Day! What a lovely way to say you love someone.
Another “superfood” but this one is extra special because it’s also super on your wallet! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Lentil Recipes!
Confused by Gluten? Feeling like Paleo is the way to go? Or are you just not sure who to believe? You’re not alone. Here’s why I changed my attitude towards food and why you should care!
There are two types of guacamole eaters in this country—those who would love guacamole every day, and those who only love guacamole during the Super Bowl. Here are Dara’ Top 5 Guacamole Recipes!
What’s better to warm up the dead of winter than Tacos! But you can do more than adding that seasoning packet to the skillet of ground beef. Here is Dara’s Top 5 Taco recipes!
Could Cauliflower be the “Star Food of 2015”? Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl thinks it might and she shares her Top 5 ways to use it here!