Food & Drink

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.

A tablescape set for a party.

Disinvite complication to your next party.

The ingredients of the 8th Day cocktail are poured into a glass coffee mug.

Steep in the sweet flavors of a warm beverage.

An aperitif sits on a bar cart with a bottle of liquor from Tattersall.

Learn about aperitifs and digestifs from knowledgeable purveyors.

A variety of cookies baked in muffin tins from The Cookie Cups.

Switch up your holiday meal with muffin-shaped goodies from Cookie Cups.

A woman reads from "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat" while preparing a meal.

"Salt, Fat, Acid Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking" by Samin Nosrat saved our columnist's home-cooked meal.

A martini with a snowflake decoration sits in front of Christmas lights.

Serve a classic martini to your guests this holiday season.

A copy of "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" by Theresa Mieseler

These herbaceous recipes from "Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme" author Theresa Mieseler are distinctive and delicious.

A beer from Schram Haus Brewery, a new taproom in Chaska.

Schram Haus Brewery celebrates Chaska’s hoppy roots.

A woman stands before a canvas, painting the grapevines at Parley Lake Winery.

A new alliance of Minnesota wineries is hoping to make the Big Woods the next Napa Valley.