Twin Cities Recognized Among James Beard Award SemifinalistsSeveral Twin City institutions, restaurateurs and chefs were named among the semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards Wednesday. The semifinalists were chosen by the Restaurant and Chef Awards committee from a group of over 35,000 submissions nationwide .
Bite Of Minnesota: Power Pie MondaysThere's a new pop-up in town and it has one focus: pie. Yep, it's that simple. Michelle Gayer of Salty Tart (read more about her here in WCCO's Chef Profile) has partnered with Hola Arepa to host Power Pie Monday each Monday in November from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. I was one of the lucky ones to score a whole pie on Monday, so we delighted in malted banana cream pie all week.
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: 2 Mpls. Bakeries Make The Daily Meal's 50 Best In AmericaMinneapolis is home to not one, but two of the best bakeries in America -- at least according to The Daily Meal's latest report.
Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Part 2She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics' highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.
Curiocity: A Chef's Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Of Salty TartYou likely know her name because of the countless number of accolades she's earned for her top-notch pastries. But what you may not know about Michelle Gayer is that she's kind of a badass.
WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 9Friday was our last 4 p.m. show at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, and we brought in Dorset's world-famous 4-year-old mayor to the 'CCO booth.
DeRusha Eats: Share Our Strength CakewalkAll the city's top pastry chefs are at the Share Our Strength Cakewalk -- a fundraiser to fight childhood hunger.
Curiocity: MN Restaurants, Chefs Named James Beard SemifinalistsWe've all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we've been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.
Best Chocolate Cake In MinnesotaNational Chocolate Cake Day is an established tradition that occurs on January 27. After all of the new year's resolutions are met, this dessert serves as a perfect excuse to indulge in some of those much-deserved calories. In cold Midwest states like Minnesota, grabbing a hearty slice of cake makes those freezing days all but a distant memory. Bite into your next delectable chocolate dish with a stop at any of these Minnesota locales.
Best Cupcakes In The Twin CitiesCupcakes are everywhere you look these days and it seems like the opportunities are endless. I have spent a fair amount of time in my own kitchen trying to replicate the amazing-looking cupcakes I see nightly on the Food Network and in blogs from across the country. But it's time for me to stop doing all the hard work! Let's see what the pros in the Twin Cities are creating.