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Happy Home Cooking

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. I called my malaise “The New Homesickness.” To combat my illness, I reorganized closets, cabinets and drawers. I installed new faucets. At one point I even swapped the furniture in my dining room with the furniture in my living room (even moving a baby grand piano!) just to switch things up. Read more about Happy Home Cooking

Soup’s On

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.

As with nature, cooking has its own seasons—enter the time for comfort cooking. Soup tops the list, providing warmth against winter’s chill and soothing what ails us—one glorious spoonful at a time. Our editors from across the Twin Cities celebrate soup’s restorative qualities by sharing some of their favorite recipes. Read more about Soup’s On

Relaxing with Risotto

Risotto plated and garnished

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

One of my favorite dishes to eat, risotto is also one of my favorite dishes to prepare. Some think it fussy, but I find making it to be quite therapeutic. There’s something about the stirring. Tending carefully to a pan of simmering risotto gives me time to think about where and how I learned to make it (in Figline Valdarno in Tuscany). Read more about Relaxing with Risotto

Resolute and Ready

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. I became better at meal planning and super-fast at grocery shopping; I figured out how to maximize freezer storage and realized I could make something out of leftover anything. Read more about Resolute and Ready

Soup’s On!

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.

As with nature, cooking has its own seasons—enter the time for comfort cooking. Soup tops the list, providing warmth against winter’s chill and soothing what ails us—one glorious spoonful at a time. Our editors from across the Twin Cities celebrate soup’s restorative qualities by sharing some of their favorite recipes. Read more about Soup’s On!

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