The North Star State, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Gopher State, the Bread-and-Butter State—though Minnesota has numerous trademarks, its culinary scene is also unlike any other.
Food & Drink
You’ve heard it a million times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Ask Dr. Google—websites like WebMD and Mayo Clinic explain in depth how eating a good breakfast ignites the metabolism, revs the brain and body, and even aids in weight loss.
Ice cream—it’s the staple of summer. Whether you’re savoring the refreshing flavors of an ice cream sandwich straight out of the freezer, or two scoops of double-chocolate-chunk in a homemade waffle cone, it’s the perfect warm-weather treat.
Not too big and not too small, sliders are the perfect nosh for game day, a casual night out on the town or perhaps even an alternative to the kids’ meal. And these days, the bite-size sandwiches run the gamut when it comes to ingredients and flavors.
The Maillard reaction: This simple process is responsible for making grilled food taste delicious. When our food browns and caramelizes, it undergoes an amazing change—perhaps best conceived when we grill meat over the crackle of a hot fire.
Often dismissed as a mere snack food, nuts are nature’s little miracle workers.