Food & Drink

chocolate granola

For many of us, some form of cereal is a staple in the morning meal rotation. Boxed cold cereals and precooked grains are convenient and can be particularly nutritious when done right.

Gavin Kaysen, owner of Demi, Spoon and Stable and Bellecour

Five Twin Cities chefs are among the contenders for Best Chef: Midwest, and the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists features several other local chefs and restaurants.

Smoky chicken mac n cheese

This protein-rich take on a family favorite is easy to put together, with plenty of moments to get kids involved.

A pot pie cooked and styled by foodesign

A food stylist talks about cooking together with your kids.

The Up In Smoke food truck in White Bear Lake

Brian Cox’s “Up In Smoke” food truck ignites the White Bear Lake food scene.

A Nordic toddy and aquavit old-fashioned, cocktail recipes from Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits White Bear Lake

Cocktail suggestions from Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits.

Tenderloin crostini made from a recipe by Kowalski's

Kowalski’s culinary and branding director Rachael Perron shares some recipes perfect for holiday entertaining.

A humanely raised cow on one of the farms Kowalski's gets its meat from.

Kowalski’s is the first multi-store retailer in the country to offer certified-humane meat.

A bottle of Pa's Sauce and Such Barbecue Sauce

It’s been more than seven years since Steve Trusten of White Bear Lake started a journey that would change his life. While caring for one of his grandchildren, Trusten began exploring avenues that would allow him to also work on other projects. He started making his own barbecue sauce.

Pizzas and other menu offerings from Pizzeria Pezzo in White Bear Lake

Pizzeria Pezzo’s artisanal creations keep fans coming back.