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Curiocity: Minnesota Cooks Day At The State Fair

It was a rock-star feeling Sunday at the Minnesota State Fair, but not the usual musical rock stars that are becoming so synonymous with the Grandstand lineup. No, I’m talking about food rock stars. Read More...


Popular Minnesota Cooks program turns 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Doug Peterson smiled as he talked about "Minnesota Cooks" at the state fair. The Minnesota Farmers Union president started the program 10 years ago to connect consumers with locally grown foods. Minnesota chefs give cooking demonstrations for one day from a Minnesota State Fair stage using locally grown ingredients. Read More...


On the Minnesota Cooks Stage

Minnesota Cooks will bring together the region’s best chefs to demonstrate how they use locally-grown ingredients to create award-winning, mouth-watering fare. The chefs represent a wide range of cuisines—and come from both the Twin Cities and outstate Minnesota. But they have one thing in common: a passionate belief in local foods. Read More...


Minnesota Cooks at The Fair

This year I’ve attended the Minnesota State Fair three times. Three times! I think I’ve only been to the fair five times in my life tops, but this is the first year I really found joy in the fair. I used to think of it as a place where you can spend tons of money, eat crap for food, and feel claustrophobic in big crowds. Well, although I still spent tons of money and ate some crap for food, I found ways to enjoy it. Read More...


Minnesota Cooks at the State Fair: Fair-Fresh Healthy Choices

As the coordinator for the Minnesota Cooks™ program at the Minnesota State Fair, I'm writing today's post to give you a preview of this event, which features Minnesota chefs and cooks, local farmers, and consumers with a full day of cooking demonstrations, discussions, and sampling of delicious cuisine. Read More...


'Minnesota Cooks' promotes local food

On Tuesday, the tastiest morsels at the State Fair weren't in the Food Building. They were in Carousel Park at the foot of the grandstand ramp, near a large canopy labeled "Minnesota Cooks."

 

Beneath it, chefs from top Twin Cities restaurants labored before eager fairgoers and proud Minnesota farmers, who supplied the ingredients they prepared. Tasters -- including Olympic runner Carrie Tollefson, DFL Senate candidate Al Franken and our own Lori Sturdevant -- raved at the results. Read More...