All About Food

​Jon Walters and Nature of the North

May 23rd, 2018

The organization Nature of the North is storming Fargo with their mission to get everyone out and in nature one way or another. This week’s attempt is a workshop featuring Cyrus Bickell of Disgruntled Brewing in Perham, MN. A man who is familiar with living off the land as he lives in a home that is 100 percent off the grid.

There was a lot of demand for a workshop about foraging and they answered. The workshop will cover many portions of what it takes to forage successfully in the…

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Lunchbox Eatery: Worth the drive

May 16th, 2018

Andrew and Maddie Johnson  and family - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

Once Andrew and Maddie Johnson left Fargo they moved to Andrew’s hometown.

“We worked at the restaurant in Lisbon for a couple of months,” Maddie said. “We’re not about opening stuff in bags and pulling stuff from freezers.”

Maddie is a Fargo native and proprietor of Lunchbox Eatery, which is a restaurant nestled in the hills and valleys of Fort Ransom. You might recognize she and her husband Andrew from the restaurant scene in Fargo. She’s the former lunch chef from…

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​In a pickle? Try these!

May 9th, 2018

By Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com 

If you haven’t had the fried pickles from Toasted Frog, you are really missing out on something special. They are like no other fried pickle I have eaten before. If pickles can be magical, I am pretty sure that Peter Pan made a special stop to sprinkle some pixie dust on the Toasted Frog fryers. They even were recently featured on The Cooking Channel’s show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate." Today, I am going to give you a copycat version of the Toasted…

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​The 2nd Annual Wing Challenge where the patrons vote who has the “Best Wings”

May 7th, 2018

This Friday, May 11th from 3 to 8 p.m. with Special Guest GB Leighton Performing from 9 to 11 p.m.

This event includes Beer Garden, Concessions, Been Bag Tournament and of course Wings, Wings Wings.

There will be a special fund raising portion to this event with Lukas Kusters (The Dutch Destroyer). Mother and other family members selling their bracelets for the Live Like Lukas Foundation!

Thundar the NDSU Bison Mascot will be attending.

Tickets: Adults $25 / Kids 7 to 12 $10 / Kids under 6…

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​The art of taste: Judd Eskildsen wants to expand your palette

May 2nd, 2018


Justin

By Oscar Deleon
oscarldeleonjr@gmail.com

The rolling aroma of processed grains, malts, and yeast fill the dimly lit bar as Justin “Judd” Eskildsen walks his way through the distillation tanks. It is here where the spirits are churned to perfection. He jokes with a few of the handlers, moves with broad shoulders through a set of doors leading to his office behind the quaint kitchen. His office, a table surrounded by boxes of ingredients and spices, is as modest and as he is.

“Chances…

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​Oysters

April 18th, 2018

Oysters at Toasted Frog - photograph by Ben Myhre

By Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com

As a North Dakota native, raw oysters are just not a food staple that I think about. We are about as far from the coasts as we can get and we have a backyard full of tasty local cuisine, like walleye and catfish. It was just a few years ago that I tried oysters for the first time and I discovered that I love them. There is no reason that we can’t have excellent oysters in the FM area. Great oysters can be shipped in and the reality is that the little…

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​Mezzaluna: big news, small changes

March 14th, 2018

Taylor Snelling - photograph by Logan MacraeI had heard rumblings among the small but close-knit service industry folk in Downtown Fargo. Eric and Sara Watson were looking to sell, but it wasn’t until this morning that a phone call and email were sent my way and I was informed of the new changes to come.

The new owner, Taylor Snelling, currently the general manager, is taking the helm and is prepared to steer the ship that the Watsons built.

For six years Mezzaluna has been the flagship for downtown fine dining. Its…

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​Getting pickled (eggs)

March 7th, 2018

Pickled eggsBy Ben Myhre
benmyhre35@gmail.com

Pickled things warm my belly and tickle my tongue. When I see a sign for pickled eggs at a bar, it’s like they are sending me a telepathic message, a message that there is something special about the place.

Pickled eggs are never the star of a menu and almost never a well-advertised item, but they are a highlight or an accent of a bar that is not easily forgotten.

There is an element of time that it takes to make great pickled eggs that seems…

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Emotional eating & dealing with a feeling

February 14th, 2018

By Melissa Martin, Ph.D.
Melissamartincounselor@live.com

Emotional eating refers to a range of behaviors in which individuals eat for reasons other than physiological hunger; and eating is an attempt to self-soothe emotions. The mood determines the food. Individuals eat to try to manage uncomfortable emotions such as grief, worthlessness, hopelessness, anger, anxiety, guilt, or loneliness. Eating is used to escape emotional pain.

When eating, the “feel good” chemicals called…

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​The Robinson Lions and Carol’s Kitchen: It takes a village

February 14th, 2018

A peek at Carol’s Kitchen - photograph by Sabrina Hornung“It takes people to step forward. There’s about 25 members in the Robinson Lions Club and we put these events on to keep the town alive,” said Clyde Trautmann as he sipped his drink at Hanson’s Bar.

Trautmann is a Robinson native, Lions Club member, and organizer of their annual fishing derby. He went on to say that the older he got the more community-minded he had become. His father was a Lions charter member in 1975. “We’re just trying to keep a little life in this town…

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