All About Food

Soup’s on at Dorothy Day

November 11th, 2015

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How would you feel about having the opportunity not only to fill up with delicious soup but also to directly contribute to a vision of social justice started all the way back in the 1930s? You can do exactly that by attending the soup supper and raffle at St. Joseph’s Church in Moorhead, put on by the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. For at least a decade, they have been using the proceeds from this event, along with other charitable donations, to help the homeless of the…

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A look at new restaurants Porter Creek and Barbacoa

November 4th, 2015

For some reason I have always thought of West Fargo as anything west of I-29, don’t ask me why, it just felt right. In actuality West Fargo is much further out, but the boundary is quite confusing the further west and south you travel. Every time I head out that way I am amazed at the growth. Apartment complexes are popping up all over the place and with that more retail shops and restaurants: good restaurants, not just your typical chains, and there is no shortage of those.

So the…

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The flavors to savor: Autumn’s bounty

October 21st, 2015


With the rusty, brown shades of autumn leaves sprinkled with touches of red and yellow, autumn is upon us. Bright orange pumpkins, pale yellow butternut squash and the deep green hues of buttercup & acorn squashes paint the farm-stands and grocery stores alike. Gone are the rich, red, lush tomatoes, hand-picked from local farms, being replaced by a stunning array of crisp, crunchy, apples and pears. A real bounty of opportunity, time for apple cider, pies, cobblers, warming soups and…

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Feast on this: Fargo-Moorhead’s First VegFest

October 15th, 2015

By Suzanne Hanson

Get ready, Fargo-Moorhead -- VegFest has arrived! FM VegFest is a festival devoted to the many aspects of a healthy, plant-based lifestyle. VegFests are held in many other large metropolitan areas on a regular basis, and on Sunday, Oct. 18, you can attend the first one in our region free of charge. Since this may be a strange new world to some, here’s an overview of the scheduled events.

The doors to the Moorhead Center Mall will open at 10 a.m. The first 500 people to…

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Brew Ale and Eats

October 7th, 2015

photo by Rhett Fiskness

What has all the happiness you might need for your taste buds, is just forty five minutes away has words like goat, pig and brewchetta and uses items exclusive to its city? Brew Ales & Eats in Detroit Lakes.

Owner Gretchen Hunter, originally from New Rockford, N.D., opened Brew Ales & Eats in June of last year and has not regretted it. She stated that they have stayed consistently busy and was proud that Brew uses, as best as they can, local food and beverage vendors. She even said the…

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GOING HOG WILD

October 2nd, 2015

Swine isn’t a word we use in our everyday dialogue, well unless you are a pig farmer. It is one of those words if you say it ten times really quickly is becomes non-seneschal. By definition the term swine is a contemptible person, a brutal sensual person or any stout, cloven-hoofed artiodactyl, aka pig. And this past Sunday it was all about the noble hog and craft beer at the inaugural Pig and The Pint event. Hosted by Jade Presents and sponsored by Bernie’s Liquors, The North…

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​Made with love and vegetables

September 28th, 2015

 By Kathleen Keene

HPR had the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the Minneapolis based saucy Showgirl Mistress Ginger upon the release of her cookbook “Mistress Ginger Cooks: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone” .

HPR: How did you get into performing?

Mistress Ginger: I was made for the stage! I love singing, dancing, and making audiences happy. I had big dreams of being a cabaret diva, and that ambition has taken me to where I am today. I never set out to be a cookbook…

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Everest Tikka House: a taste of India and Nepal in Moorhead

September 24th, 2015

By John Showalter

Tucked away in the northeast corner of the Moorhead Center Mall, Everest Tikka House opened on May 14 by owner Saru Pokharem. One has to realize that India is a gigantic subcontinent with a vast variety of different cultures (and therefore cuisines). The Indian diaspora has had a huge influence all over South Asia, including in Saru and her main chef’s homeland of Nepal, home of the famous spiritual refuge Kathmandu and the daunting Mount Everest, whose stony façade…

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Grandma Lore’s Swedish Apple Cake

September 16th, 2015

With autumn in full swing and apples ripe for the picking it only makes sense to share your favorite apple recipes. Grandma's Swedish Apple Cake has been a crowd pleaser from girl scout soirees to post office Christmas parties, and it is simple enough that almost anyone can make it.

I'm not sure where grandma got the recipe but it has always been written in the back of her trusty, old German cookbook and has been translated from German to English and from metric to standard.

Grandma's…

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Fargo’s Cajun Cafe

September 10th, 2015

With the recent anniversary of Hurricane Katrina I was inspired to write about The Cajun Café.

When I sat down with the owner Gary Gilbertson I found that I was meeting with a very happy, laid back, informative fun guy. He never stopped smiling while talking about his place, which I loved.

Gary has been in the food business for quite some time. He has been the owner of the Cajun Café for the last 14 years, the first four years in downtown Fargo before moving to its current location, in…

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