All About Food

Brussels sprouts: a labor of love

by Annie White Carlson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 3rd, 2017

A farmer’s day is governed by the sun. Work starts on our farm as soon as we can see and continues until we can’t. That makes for long days during the growing season. Our days are filled with caring for our livestock, moving fences for our rotational grazing systems, and tending our gardens.

As we lose daylight in the fall, the sun sets on our farm work. Many tasks are completed in preparation for the winter that is soon to be upon us.

It froze this week here on the farm. That…

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Downtown dogfight

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 18th, 2017

Friday night we were burning the midnight oil, carousing, drinking, and rambling about. The downtown dogfight has been stirring for a while, biting at my heels and barking in my brain. It was time for this idea to come to fruition. I enlisted the assistance of two friends and we headed out to vet the two most common hotdog stands Downtown.

We started at The Hot Dog Peddler, most commonly located on the half block by Fort Noks on the weekends. This purveyor of hot dogs and sausages…

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Foods of the Bible: a St. John’s Bible Brunch fundraiser

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 18th, 2017

The HPR caught up with Maureen Kelly Jonason, the Executive Director of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County to learn more about the current exhibition of the St. John’s Bible and the upcoming fundraiser, Foods of the Bible, with all proceeds supporting Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, the society’s major exhibit of the year.

The brunch fundraiser is Sunday, October 29, and only features foods that would have been available in the Middle East during…

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(Un)sustainability: Fergus Falls State Hospital, nutrition, and mental health

by Tessa Torgeson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 11th, 2017

The Fergus Falls State Hospital (FFSH) ran a glorified commune. They were committed to sustainability long before the hippies of yore and the farm-to-table free-range folks of today. The hospital was self-sustaining, as both patients and staff raised food and livestock on the grounds for nearly a century, from 1891 to 1961.

Far out, man! At its surface, this may seem to be a tale of food and farms, but it transcends simple definition. By exposing how farming and commitment to nutritious…

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​Tru Blu Social Club

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 13th, 2017

Brand new and satisfying in so many ways

I ventured into Tru Blu on Sunday at noon. As soon as I entered I was immediately astonished by the interior. It’s gorgeous! The brown tufted booths and dark wood give the impression that you have stepped into a classier version of your existence. You’ll believe you were transported to a scene from ‘Madmen.’ With chandeliers hung in staggered fashion and gold ornate art nouveau-styled frames on the wall, the look is aesthetically complete.…

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Fargo food truck park

by Hee Han | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 30th, 2017

The Fargo food truck park has been launched in downtown Fargo. The park is a collaboration between Kilbourne Group and Folkways. The Kilbourne Group provided space for the trucks in the same space, the former Schumacher Goodyear parking lot, starting in 2016.

Since Kilbourne Group and Folkways have partnered, they have provided their knowledge of public spaces and their relationships with local business owners. The Fargo food truck park has grown to six food trucks, with outdoor seating…

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​Luna Beer Dinner

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 16th, 2017

On Wednesday July 19, Luna had their first and very solid convergence with Junkyard Brewing. The beer dinner was comprised of five killer Luna courses with five stellar Junkyard beers.

The results were extraordinary. Initially I didn’t know what to expect from this pairing. A few of the courses had titles with which I was unfamiliar, but I had no reason to worry. Ryan and Shea are an amazing team, and the pairings were superb and intelligently executed.

A cheese social started the…

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​I may just be suffering from Lunacy!

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 21st, 2017

On a sultry Thursday night, I sauntered into Luna. Situated on South University next to Bernie’s Beer and Wine, it isn’t exactly a hole in the wall, but it is certainly off the beaten path, and as described by their motto it is truly the neighborhood kitchen.

The interior is beautiful, but also versatile. As you enter there is a large display case full of cheeses from all over the country. It’s reminiscent of the glowing from a chest of buried treasure, and every time I walk in…

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​Restaurant Week in Fargo

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

It’s Restaurant Week in Fargo and I sat down with three of the participants to find out a little more about them. It’s always nice to get to know some of the lesser-known chefs and owners who support our restaurant community.

One thing we all agreed on was Restaurant Week is more than trying to garner new customers. It is also a way to reward their loyal patrons.

Saru Pokharel, proprietor: Everest Tikka House

We all measure bravery and courage in different ways. There are brave…

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​Luna Fargo’s first-ever block party, in the alley behind

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 7th, 2017

I remember when I was growing up, how excited we would all get when we heard the words “block party.” In my neighborhood we held one every year or two and they were a ton of fun.

The powers that be would block off the entire street, someone would roast a pig, a bunch of beer (for the parents only of course) was flowing, we all stayed up way past our bedtimes and there was just a whole lot of community bonding happening in that one little block on that one little night. New…

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