Food & Drink

Abby Randall, chef and owner of The Tomato Vine in Eden Prairie, says this recipe for a hearty winter salad is proven to please a crowd. Randall’s meal delivery service specializes in healthy, organic options.

Chris Dmochowski, executive chef at Eden Prairie’s Campiello restaurant, came to the highly respected D’Amico family after a varied culinary career that took him all over the United States for the past 16 years.

Can’t find a sitter for Valentine’s Day weekend? Don’t let it break your heart—instead take the family out for heart-shaped pizza at Davanni’s in Chanhassen or Eden Prairie.

If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home: Stories -by John Jodzio
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When you picture a sushi chef from Japan coming to the United States to seek opportunity, Minnesota – and specifically Chanhassen – doesn’t necessarily seem like the most logical place for that chef to end up.

Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens
-by Andrew Beahrs

Bourbon Lift

It’s that special time of the year. The holidays are in full swing, there’s family in from out of town, and only the strongest cup of coffee will get you through it.

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
by Erik Larson

Recommended by Laura Carlson