Food & Drink

When school is out, picking up a book is often the last thing a kid wants to do, but Plymouth Library is here to help. With summer reading programs and events, get kids excited to crack open a new book.

Summertime means grilling out; make your BBQ one to remember with advice and meats from Von Hanson’s.

A sweet tropical escape is easy to come by in Plymouth. All you have to do is sample these delicious desserts that are powered by tropical fruits. Pineapples, kiwis, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, lemons and limes shine as dessert stars.

Author and corporate guru Dan Rust has released his first novel, Workplace Poker, which helps professionals harness the extra skills necessary to propel themselves through their careers by navigating the ins and outs of the corporate environment.

Minnesotans sure like their seafood. Fish dishes are popular choices throughout the day and that even includes breakfast. Tuna, salmon, walleye, white fish, scallops, shrimp or crab —take your pick. All this great seafood can be yours and no fishing license is required.

This spring, join hundreds of girls as they celebrate their running progress with Girls on the Run’s 5K on June 4 (check website for location).

Herbs brighten flavors with springy freshness: Parsley, dill, chives, cilantro, mint, basil, oregano and even the lesser known fenugreek, to name a few. They permeate dishes with a characteristically fresh bite and hold close ties to ethnic foods, including Thai, Italian, Indian and Mexican.

Late last year, Larry Millett, former architecture critic at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and author of several books on historic homes, released a new book, Minnesota Modern, highlighting the architecture of mid-20th century homes in and around the Twin Cities.

Shaken, stirred or slightly modified, the martini is an American classic. Made popular by everyone from James Bond to Carrie Bradshaw and the gang, there’s hardly a more fashionable drink around. However, the trick for the casual barfly is making the martini more approachable.

In past years, food trucks have redefined the phrase “fast food.” Having established followings by setting up shop near high-traffic city centers, many mobile eateries have been spotted in the suburbs in hopes of reaching new and curious customers.

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