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.
I was trying to think of the single Christmas food that is most historical and most contemporary—and I came up with shortbread! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!
I wanted to pull together something Christmas(y) in the sustainable seafood realm for this week so of course: Oysters! They’re delicious and here are my top five ways to eat them!
What is “Friendsgiving”? Besides being a great meal with great people at Wise Acre Eatery and Food Should Taste Good, we found a little inspiration for ourselves during this holiday season.
I feel absolutely confident saying the food trend for 2015 is coconut! We’re going to see it everywhere! Here are my top five coconut recipes to get you ready for the next big thing.
We all could use a pick-me-up and some good mood boosting once in a while. This week Dara breaks out her Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Mood! So turn that frown upside down and enjoy!
Local bees are very important. They make the fruits, they make the seeds. Without them we would have no wildflowers, no apples, no oranges. So I like to usE good honey in all sorts of recipes. Here are Dara’s Top 5!
The best thing to heal you when you’re sick is: Simple soups, especially broths. These are not complicated foods! But they do require time and attention. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Healing Soup Recipes!
It’s chili season! Here’s a different riff, done in a more classic, Mexican way (in other words, no beans). Check out our recipe for Chili con Carne!
Dara talked a lot about fragrance on Saturday’s Off the Menu Show on WCCO Radio. It got her thinking about recipes that will make your house smell amazing. Here are her Top 5!
Lately I find myself buying ground lamb as often as I buy ground beef—I like the flavor, I like supporting local grass-pasturing lamb producers, and I really like the flavor. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Ground Lamb Recipes!
After talking with a chef for a brewery last week, Dara got a bunch of questions from listeners excited to cook with beer at home. Here are her top five beer recipes on tap here (insert groan)!
The garden tomato season is finished. Done. Kaput. Over! And if your garden is anything like mine there are still lots and lots of green ones to deal with. What to do with them all? Plenty! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Green Tomato Recipes!
We wanted to give you all kinds of good ideas for filling your house and your life with those good apple pie smells and flavors. Here are Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Apple Pie recipes!
It’s peak pickling cucumber season right now. They are stacked up everywhere in pyramids and heaped in bushel baskets. But what to do with them? Here are Dara’s Top 5 Cucumber recipes!
Everywhere cherry tomatoes! If you’re thinking they just go in green salads, guess again. There are scads of other great things you can do with them. Here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for those nutrient-packed little gems!
Apples are rolling in to the farmer’s markets, and all the apple orchards are open for the season. But don’t forget there are lots of glorious ways to eat raw apples besides out of hand! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Apple Salads!
Do you even need watermelon recipes? Yes you do, because at the height of the season, it’s fantastic to get watermelon into other parts of your meal, not just slices on the table at the end of the picnic. Here are Dara’s Top 5!
It’s absolutely the height of muskmelon season. They are at all the Farmer’s Markets and you should be making good use of them! Here are Dara’s top five canteloupe and muskmelon recipes!
Summer Squash is very much in season. Always terrific charred on the grill, this veggie lends itself to many different types of cooking and they’re cheap at the farmer’s market right now. Here are Dara’s favorite things to do with them!
it’s the height of Zucchini season right now! Also known as the time of year you look around and think: Why did I plant all of these zucchini? There are too many too many! So, here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for using summer zucchini!
It’s the height of green bean season! Green beans are extra extra good for you. And tasty. Here are Dara’s favorite ways to eat them. Get in on the green bean scene!
Prosciutto, craft beer, an evening in downtown Minneapolis….what’s not to love! We enjoyed and shared a night full of great pairings at Cured and Crafted.
It’s here! The most glorious season of the year, sweet corn season. Dara has her favorite recipes to get you through a couple bushel bags. So get on out there and find your favorite roadside corn-stand, sweet corn is upon us!
It’s the height of our Alaskan wild salmon season! So Dara thought it would be fun to put together a top five salmon recipes to get you cooking something wild, healthy and delicious!
Dara’s thought this week revolves around all the cultures of the world that have great skewer, kabob or whatever you want to call it street-food cultures. We thought it would be fun to pull together a Top 5 Recipes for your grill!