Food & Drink

Indian Food, Naan

“One of the characteristics of the South Asian community is hospitality. We want to create that in our grocery store and deli,” says Muddla Visweswara Rao, one of three female owners of Woodbury’s Fresh India Food Store.

Curried pork with salted cabbage

There’s no place like home. Of course, for most of last year it seemed like there was no place but home. Like so many others, I eventually grew bored of life within the same four walls.

Smoky Fish Chowder

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and high entertaining season begin to fade into the distance.

Andiamo Italian Eatery pasta dishes

Although Ramon Ruiz emigrated from the warmth of Mexico to San Francisco, Calif., he’s planted his roots in the Minnesota cold; and after years of dreaming about owning an Italian eatery, those dreams are coming to life in our local suburbs.

Risotto plated and garnished

Warm, creamy, endlessly versatile and impressive enough for guests—it’s a comfort dish that ticks all the boxes.

A beautifully arranged cheese board

Kelsey Heimerl was once a leasing agent in Woodbury and frequently hosted wine tasting events for residents living in the community where she worked.

Food prep in the kitchen.

My New Year’s resolution last year was, “Never touch something twice when touching it once will do.” As much as 2020 gave me loads of time to get things done, I gained great satisfaction in learning culinary shortcuts and kitchen time savers.

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and heavy-food season begin to fade into the distance.

Smoked Gouda Fondue

A couple of local food experts share their favorite fondue recipes and tips.

Mulled wine

Big batch cocktails are the season’s best guests.

Salted bourbon pecan pie

Our Kowalski's culinary expert shares her oft-requested recipe for a holiday dessert.

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