12 Twin Cities Chefs Named James Beard Award SemifinalistsTwelve chefs from 10 Twin Cities restaurants have been honored as semifinalists for the restaurant world’s most prestigious awards from The James Beard Foundation.
City Pages Hosts 'Iron Fork' Competition At IMS It's time again for the big fight! Well, the big food fight. City Pages' 'Iron Fork' competition is returning. The competition puts some of Minnesota's best bartenders and chefs head-to-head creating delicious dishes and drinks while benefiting the local fold shelf, Second Harvest Heartland.
MN Chefs, Restaurants Get James Beard Semifinalist NodsThere's no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale -- and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Vincent Francoual, Part 2A French chef living in Minnesota who's known for a burger? It's certainly not the way Vincent Francoual would've predicted it but as he plans a celebration for his restaurant's 12th year in business, he certainly can't complain.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Vincent FrancoualIt was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of The Left-Handed Cook, Thomas KimThomas Kim began dabbling in the kitchen at a very young age, after his exasperated mother told her picky eater, if he didn't like it, then he could be the cook. The spark was ignited early on -- quite literally at times (young Kim managed to start three separate kitchen fires, but more about that in a bit).
Minn., Wis., Junior Chefs Win White House Trip Two junior chefs from Minnesota and Wisconsin are among the winners of a White House challenge for kids ages 8 to 12 to create healthy lunchtime recipes.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Alex Roberts, Part 2Alex Roberts may be a highly accomplished chef with a James Beard Award under his belt and several successful restaurants, but his grace and humility when it comes to leaving a mark on the culinary world is what propels him into true greatness.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Alex Roberts"There are a lot of doctors out there but there aren't a lot of chefs." Those were the words, coupled with a grandfather's urge to follow one's God-given talents, that changed the course of Alex Roberts' life.
Chefs Compete For Best Bacon CreationBacon is not just for breakfast anymore. People make everything from bacon wontons, to bacon bourbon, to even bacon candy bits.
Local Chef Challenge Turns Up The Heat At MOAThere are about to be too many cooks in the kitchen at Mall of America, as the Local Chef Challenge will turn up the heat this weekend.
MN Represented In 9 Categories Of James Beard AwardsThey are called the "Oscars of the food world." The James Beard Foundation recently announced Minnesota is represented in nine categories.
Mpls. Chefs Unite to Help Minnesotans Lose Weight Several Minneapolis chefs are uniting online to help Minnesotans achieve their weight lose resolutions in 2013.
Curiocity: 'Farm In The Cities' Unites Diners, FarmersThe first annual "Farm in the Cities," slated for Sunday at Solera, has been coined as "a fundraising event to spotlight local farmers' foods and the restaurants that serve them." But at its core, it's so much more.
Mpls. Chef Wins Prestigious Food AwardA Minneapolis executive chef won one of the most prestigious awards in the food industry Monday evening.