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Three Women Up for James Beard's Outstanding Midwest Chef Award

It almost sounds like a step backwards to go from a semi-finalist to a nominee, but in the James Beard Awards world that distinction means you’re one step away from being declared the winner in this prestigious annual pageantry. ​

James Beard Foundation Honors The Sioux Chef Founder

Sean Sherman, founder & CEO of The Sioux Chef was one of five honorees for the James Beard Foundation’s 2019 Leadership Awards, a program which spotlights the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice, and public health

Michaels, Sojka Honored as WFF Change Makers

Two young leaders from Minnesota companies were among the Change Makers honored by the Women's Foodservice Forum at its conference

What’s up with egg salad that it gets a whole week?

In Woody Allen’s 1966 movie What’s Up, Tiger Lily? Allen plays a secret agent searching for the perfect egg salad recipe, which has gone missing. When I first watched this movie I didn’t get much of the plot or the agent’s obsession with egg salad. I still don’t really get the movie. But now I understand the elusive pleasure of a perfect egg salad sandwich.

The Meaty Life of a Jackfruit

As my lunch companion, FSN columnist Jonathan Locke, and I stare up at the menu at Revival Smoked Meats in the Keg & Case market, I tell him our graphic designer, Steve Hamburger, has told me to try the jackfruit sandwich because we won’t be able to tell it isn’t smoked meat. “Ah, yes,” Jonathan replies. “Jackfruit is having a moment.”

Applications Open for Techstars Farm to Fork Tech Accelerator

Ecolab, Cargill and Techstars are teaming up for the second session of the Techstars Farm to Fork Tech Accelerator class. The application process is open now through April 7, 2019, for startup companies working to develop tech innovations that address some of the greatest challenges facing the food system.

Paid Family Leave Clears Committee

A paid family leave law cleared an early hurdle January 30, winning a 10-5 vote of approval from the Minnesota House Labor Committee. It was referred to the House Commerce Committee. But with no Senate companion yet, getting paid family leave on the books in Minnesota is still an open question this session.

Some Entertaining Moments from the Charlies

Sure the Charlies are about presenting awards to the hard-working people of the food and beverage industry in the greater Twin Cities area, but there are lots of things going on around those heartfelt moments.

Ariana's Kitchen is Daughter-Father Partnership

Since she’s been donating her cooking services to charity auctions, Ariana Feygin has made more than a quarter of a million dollars for a number of different good causes around the Twin Cities. Not bad for a 14 year old.

Lunch Subscription Plan Treats Office Workers to $6 Lunches

A new subscription meal delivery plan in NYC may be a blueprint for the Twin Cities busy downtown office buildings.

And The Winners for the 2019 Charlies are...

The eighth annual Charlie Awards celebration was held at the Pantages Theatre on Sunday, January 27. The Charlie Awards honor the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities food and beverage community. Winners in each of 13 categories were presented with the coveted Charlies plate award.

Charlies Week on Twin Cities Live

Five of our Charlies finalists made appearances on Twin Cities Live the week of January 14. The show, which airs on KSTP-ABC from 3 to 4 p.m., on channel 5. In addition to talking about the Charlies with hosts Steve Patterson and Elizabeth Ries, they shared a recipe and how to cook it.
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