All About Food

​Introducing Natural Grocers

by Marie Monson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 10th, 2015

North Dakota has just been added to the list of 16 states where Natural Grocers sells its products.

The family-owned natural grocery store chain founded in Colorado in 1955 opened a location in Fargo Tuesday morning. Natural Grocers couldn’t be more excited about the expansion, company spokesman Jeremy Jones said.

“Like any community that we move into, we look for an area that’s going to be a good fit for us,” Jones said. “And Fargo, we’ve come to find, is a very…

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The Great American deli

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 3rd, 2015

Photo by Doug

King Richard III made the phrase “My kingdom for a horse” a modern day euphemism for, “I want something right now that I probably can’t get.” Sheer utter frustration at the situation he finds himself in, alone on the battlefield, King Richard pleads to no one in particular for a horse.

So it should not be considered odd that I am craving a good deli to be right around the corner. And no, I am not yelling it out loud.

I want one of those noisy, loud and cramped deli’s, where…

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Everest Tikka House: Moorhead’s Newest Culinary Delight

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 27th, 2015

By Suzanne Hanson 

The newest inhabitant of the Moorhead Center Mall is the Everest Tikka House. With one look at their Facebook page, a person can see that the reviews are already overwhelmingly positive. Quite an impressive feat, considering they have only been open for about two weeks.

Specializing in Indian and Nepali cuisine, fragrant spices are now prevalent in the air of the northeast corner of the mall. The former pizza joint has been transformed into a vibrant orange space with…

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​Get out and garden

by Marie Monson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 27th, 2015

F-M’s first ever Community Garden Day takes place Saturday

Fargo-Moorhead residents will have a chance to develop their green thumbs this Saturday at the first ever Community Garden Day.

Last year, four of the nine community gardens in the F-M area produced enough food to feed more than 200 families, according to event organizer Jack Wood, who hopes Community Garden Day becomes an annual event. Wood is one of the leaders of Growing Together, a community gardening ministry that unites…

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​Deep Dish Peach Cobbler

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 20th, 2015

photo by Amanda TiptonMother's Day has passed, I wanted to honor my mom, Donella Peterson (who left way too soon some 13 years ago), by mentioning the wonderful cooking skills she taught me. She would tell you in a heartbeat that shewas “not a cook.” But she was wrong. She was a cook -- and a very good one at that.

My mother was from the South and she was really good at making collard greens, mac and cheese and (oh my gosh) the best cornbread. I mean the best cornbread on the planet.

She was particularly…

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Proof Artisan Distillery breaking new ground in craft spirits

by Krissy Ness | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 20th, 2015

Photo by J Earl Miller

Finally, booze won’t just be consumed in downtown Fargo, it will be produced, too.

Proof Artisan Distillery will open this summer at 414 4th Avenue North. Fargo native Joel Kath, who leads the ownership team, wanted to open up shop in his hometown. The distillery, which will produce straight whiskey (created by distilling a fermented malted or unmalted cereal mash to create a spirit not exceeding 80% ABV), vodka and gin, will fit right with the “improofing” downtown business…

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​(WOOD + MAN X FIRE) = GOOD FOOD

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 13th, 2015

Photo by Tom Greenwood

It is no big secret that food cooked over a wood-burning fire is monumentally tastier than when it is cooked over propane gas and even charcoal. Granted, charcoal is better than gas but still not as good as that aroma and flavor of wood-grilled food.

I wonder what is was like way back in time when lighting struck a tree and started it on fire. Man, or man at the time, must have freaked out completely. But still had the sense to grab the flame and take fire burning for warmth and light.…

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​Indian Cuisine by Sherbanoo Aziz

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2015

I found Sherbanoo Aziz’s book “Sherbanoo’s Indian Cuisine: Tantalizing Tastes of the Indian Subcontinent” while I was cleaning and rearranging my kitchen. Of course, to me, that was a sign I needed to write about her.

Here are a few brief questions I had for her, followed by a recipe from her book.

High Plains Reader: Do you currently live in the F-M area?

Sherbanoo Aziz: I live in Moorhead, and have lived here for 10 years.

HPR: With all the markets now in the F-M area, do you…

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​Tortoise or hare: eating for endurance

by Granville Wood | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 10th, 2015

In the movie “Field of Dreams,” where Kevin Costner builds a ball park in the middle of his corn field, a voice comes out of nowhere saying “Go the distance.” And go he did, sticking to his dream and making a home field for a bunch of dead ball players.

Going the distance takes stamina, training, dedication and a plan. And that plan includes what we put in our bodies to fuel it. I am not a runner, but over the years I have done my share of long-haul backpacking, usually with a…

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​Oh boy, oh Boyd!

by Deb Jenkins | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | April 29th, 2015

I finally got around to going through all my cookbooks in my upstairs kitchen, as they were on the verge of taking over my small counter space.

I thought it would be great to be “Little Miss Organizer” and put them in order of Mexican, Italian, Asian and so on, but then to my surprise I found a book that did not fall into any of those titles. This was a self-made cookbook by a local celebrity. It brought a smile to my face and brought me back to great memories of her cooking.…

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