Lenny Russo on Why the Farm Bill Is All F*cked Up

In an article about Charles Billington, a University of Minnesota endocrinologist who also happens to be one of the nation’s leading obesity researchers, I mention that when Billington himself dines out, he goes mostly to Heartland, the little storefront bistro on St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul. Why? Because Heartland’s gourmet Midwestern fare embodies just […]

A Bone to Pick with Andrew Zimmern

I was going to tell you about my most memorable dining experiences of this past year, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. There is more pressing business at hand: Andrew Zimmern’s recent blog post. I have only met Andrew – who writes about restaurants for Mpls-St.Paul magazine – a couple of times, but […]

Go Whole Hog

The December 3, 2007, issue of the New Yorker contains an article called Red, White, and Bleu, by the hale and cerebral food writer Bill Buford, which focuses on the joys of being a carnivore. In it, Buford "reviews" three books about meat, while weaving in his own questions, philosophies, and conclusions on the topic […]