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Big Turkeys Are Harder To Come By This Thanksgiving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the nation’s top turkey producer is coming up a little short. Butterball, based out of North Carolina, told retailers that orders for fresh 16-pound turkeys and larger have been cut in half. The shortage is nationwide. Woody Hunt, manager of Rainbow Foods in St. Louis Park, says 40 years ago, Butterball was like the “Cadillac of turkeys.” “Everybody wanted a Butterball, and if you didn’t have a Butterball on your table you couldn’t brag to your neighbors that you had the best turkey,” Hunt said.

11/18/2013

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Study: Minnesotans Wasting More Food, Plastic

Minnesotans are throwing away more food and more plastic these days. And that’s discouraging to officials who say valuable resources are being wasted that could create jobs if they were recycled instead.

11/18/2013

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Bite Of Minnesota: Tomato Jam

If you’ve been reading this blog over the past month or so, I wouldn’t be surprised if you are under the impression that I eat a lot of cheese platters and preserve a decent amount of produce through freezing and canning.

11/06/2013

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Roasted Lamb Recipe From ‘The Way We Ate’

Learn to make Melissa Clark’s roasted leg of lamb with mint salsa verde from the new cookbook “The Way We Ate” by Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz.

11/04/2013

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Minnesotans Affected By Cuts To Food Stamps

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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10-28-13 Land O’ Lakes On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Lydia Botham of the Land O Lakes Foundation joins Dave.

10/28/2013

Food Shelves’ New Challenge: What To Do With Junk Food?

This is the time of year that donations are at their highest at food shelves across the state. But recently the question of what to do with food donations that are not considered healthy foods, has caused some controversy.

10/21/2013

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DeRusha Eats Delicious Food … At A Hospital?

The sizzle of fresh tilapia, crisp green beans, topped with gorgeous grilled vegetables. Chef Jesse Sturm is working hard to offer healthy, delicious foods. In a place not exactly known for it.

10/12/2013

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Runners Get Set For Twin Cities Marathon

Thousands of people will be running the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. Some have done several marathons, but for many, it’s their first time. After months of training, the last day before a marathon is different for everyone. Mary Lunzer of Stillwater has her routine. “Go for a bike ride, have a nice dinner, go out for cocktails the night before,” Lunzer said. As runners picked up their race packets for the Twin Cities Marathon at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday, they were thinking more about dinner than running.

10/05/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes From The Skinny Bitch

Kim Barbouin, author of the Skinny Bitch series, shares her favorite vegan sweets recipes so you can bake up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Rachel Slavik Eats Everything At The Fair

WCCO reporter Rachel Slavik pretty much tasted everything during the Minnesota State Fair. From the fried foods, to the sweets to the crazy new concoctions — she ate it all. Here’s a video compilation of her busy week to none other than Weird Al’s “Eat It.”

08/31/2013

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Hot Weather Puts Negative Impact On State Fair Food Biz

The hot weather is having a huge impact on State Fair food businesses. Attendance was down on Sunday by 40,000 folks this year compare with last.

08/27/2013

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Curiocity: Top 10(ish) Best Bets For New State Fair Food

With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow me to help narrow down the list. Here’s a few of my best bets when it comes to the new fair foods.

08/22/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition

This week, it’s all about DeRusha Eats: Date Night Edition. With the State Fair going, that’s traditionally one of the slowest times of the year for non-fair restaurants, and it’s a great time to try out a place you’ve been waiting to get into.

08/17/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Dining Al Fresco in St. Paul

Last week, we took a look at places to dine al fresco in Minneapolis. Now it’s St. Paul’s turn. Here are a few great spots to check out while the weather is still so obliging. Long-time favorite W.A. Frost has a gorgeous patio behind the venerable restaurant, shaded by beautiful trees and very much a respite from the world. When the weather is nice, get there early—it’s very popular.

08/15/2013

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