Who The Folk? Emily Lauer

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What’s it like trying to run your home-based bakery business while your entire household is also at home? Emily Lauer decided that was the time to move Fruit and Grain out of the house and to start expanding. We talk about how she has managed to grow her business during the pandemic, some of the […]

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Jew Review: Chickies At MOA

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Here’s a fun fact that has absolutely nothing to do with this piece: supposedly every entrance to the Mall of America is adorned with a mezuzah. Here’s another fun fact about MOA: The Jewish owners of the mega-mall always like to have at least one kosher food option for its customers. Up until recently, the […]

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Jelly Donut Trifle A Twist On A Hanukkah Staple

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Nine years ago a magazine featured an article about trifles for the holidays. Not one of the recipes was inspired by Chanukah. I felt Chanukah was made for this type of dish, with its jelly donuts and gelt! So that was the year my family started our own Jelly Donut Trifle Bar, and we have […]

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Local Restaurants Offering Curbside Hanukkah Dining

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What do you do when you own a restaurant group and don’t have recipes for some Hanukkah stapes? You borrow from the family recipe book, of course. David Benowitz, whose Craft & Crew restaurant group, which operates The Block in St. Louis Park, Pub 819 in Hopkins, and Stanley’s and The Howe in Minneapolis, is […]

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Who The Folk?! Morgan Dachis

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What does a furloughed restaurant worker do to earn a living during the pandemic? If you’re Morgan Dachis, you launch your own business. Dachis is the founder/chef/baker/owner of Morgan’s Broth and Buns. We talk about what led to her starting this new business, why challah and soup, and what flavor profiles she’s considering next, on […]

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Apple Butter Babka Puts Holiday Twist On A Favorite

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Last year, I really thought babka was going to have its year. Around January of 2019, I kept seeing major food publications posting babka recipes and I got excited, thinking that America would see what it had been missing and embrace this delicious, layered delight. Alas, the moment came and went and, while I still […]

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Jewish Food Festival Comes To Your Home May 19

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While the tradition of Jews connecting with food is a long-standing one, the once-simple act of going out for a meal – be it to a restaurant or to gather with friends – has been shelved for the foreseeable future. Enter serial Jewish entrepreneur Lisa Colton. The Great Big Jewish Food Festival runs from May […]

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Who The Folk?! Ariana Feygin

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What’s it like to cook, under pressure, on television? Or to step into a kitchen and work as a 9-year-old? This week we are joined by teen cooking prodigy Ariana Feygin. We talk about Ariana’s Corona Time Cooking videos on her Instagram channel, working with Michelin-starred chefs, and how philanthropy is at the heart of […]

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‘Hero Snack Packs’ To Fuel Front-Line Medical Pros

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Dr. Erica Kuhlmann is in the middle of the chaos. As the chief of staff of the pulmonary department and the ICU medical director at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, she’s not just concerned about the patients – she has a hospital full of caregivers to worry about, too. That’s when she reached out to, […]

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