All About Food

​Sampling the local flavor

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 20th, 2016

By Ben Haugmo

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Wild rice is a crop that is marked by its “terroir,” or the unique texture, flavor, and other characteristics that are impacted by its growing environment. It’s a food that tastes like where it comes from. Each strain of wild rice is different, depending on the body of water it’s raised in. It stands to reason that in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, there’s a lot of room for variance.

The Nemath Art Center in Park Rapids, in partnership with…

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​Fargo-Moorhead VegFest picking up steam

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 13th, 2016

By Suzanne Carroll

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It has been one year since Fargo-Moorhead hosted its first annual VegFest. Since that time, the area's vegan scene has been picking up steam. In May, the Toasted Frog paid homage to plant-based eating by offering a day of vegan menu items and drinks, including Bloody Marys without the usual fish fillers.

Then summer brought Saturdays at the Red River Market, where vendors had an assortment of vegan options, including both entrees and desserts.…

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​Food truck fever in Fargo-Moorhead

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 12th, 2016

By Marisa Jackels

Photo by Brenda Grandbois and Erinn Bowen

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Briann Grandbois was cooking up sweet potato tacos for friends when her food truck dream became a tangible vision. It was one of her new experimental recipes; sweet potatoes with black beans and red cabbage, topped with lime Greek yogurt and crumbles of queso fresco and cilantro. The tacos were such a big hit that one of her friends wanted to take some to go.

“I wrapped it up in tinfoil,” Grandbois said.…

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​Made with love

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 5th, 2016

“I got a franchise at a gas station when I was 21. I started to sell waffles there and after four years I made more on waffles than everything else but the car wash. Then I thought that life was more than hot dogs and gas!” laughs Stine Aasland, also known as Norway’s Waffle Queen and CEO of the Nordic Waffles franchise. “Then I resigned from the franchise and I started a company in Norway. The business idea was to provide gas stations, convenience stores, and coffee shops with…

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​Button up!

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 28th, 2016

Along with the swift fall breeze, falling leaves and an imminent chill in the air, there’s nothing more comforting than to hear the words, “soup’s on.” One of my personal favorites is also a regional gem. Knoephla soup is a German Russian tradition. “Knoeph” translates to buttons or knobs and is a whimsical reference to the stiff dumplings--which are the centerpiece of the soup. It’s cream-based and is relatively quick, cheap, and easy to make.

Soup Ingredients:

1 large…

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​Welcoming Week: restaurants

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 7th, 2016

By Brittney Goodman and Barry Nelson

As part of Welcoming Week, September 16-25, restaurants owned by first-generation immigrants in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, and Dilworth are being highlighted and promoted. This is to expand restaurant patrons’ experiences by educating them about the wonderful diversity of food and culture within our community.

This is part of a larger National Welcoming Week, a nationwide event created to feature the contributions of immigrants to American…

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​Probstfield Farm Living History Foundation hosts third annual supper

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 7th, 2016

By Abby Gold

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Dusk at Probstfield Farm in North Moorhead brings forth a timeless feeling of a slower life, one that accompanies the rhythms of family and hard work. Imagine the bustling farm, chickens in the yard, the kitchen garden close to the house, and peonies lining the driveway. When Randolph and Catherine Probstfield settled in North Moorhead and built their log cabin in 1868, they were one of the first European farming families in the Red River Valley.

At the…

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​The hottest new trend in sustainable seafood comes in a tin

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

With overfishing decimating seafood supplies around the world, the hottest new trend to hit our shores is tinned seafood. This is nothing new to the Europeans but it is taking hold here in the U.S. as fisheries find new ways to market their products in a manner that is as fresh as the first catch.

So what is the difference between tinned and canned? About five dollars and a whole lot of quality and flavor. This is not your run-of-the-mill ninety-nine cent can of tuna that went in little…

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Cheap Eats and Drinks!

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 31st, 2016

By Heather Schuer

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There are well-known choices for saving some money when you go out eating and drinking, such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Sickies Garage, J.C. Chumley’s, and $1.00 tacos at Dempsey’s. But here are five places where I think you get more bang for your buck for either the quality, service, portion sizes, and/or drink specials. Here they are:

Vinyl Taco

The atmosphere in here is fun and loud with some good music to get your night going. Cheap and…

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​Jay “Hollywood” Halvorson: BBQ Pitmaster of Fargo

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 24th, 2016

By Heather Schuer

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The first time you meet Jay “Hollywood” Halvorson, the owner of the Texas Q barbeque food truck, you would think he was born and raised in Texas. He has an accent that has stuck with him from the two years that he lived in Houston in his late 20s, and his meat is seriously on point.

Surprisingly, he was born in Fargo and has spent most of his life here, except for some of his teenage years out in Washington. But between his accent,…

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