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Halgrimson: Flowers add flavor to food

July 12, 2011 in INFORUM

If your garden is as full of flower blooms as mine is, you’re in for a feast.
While not all flowers are edible, many can be used to flavor and decorate summer food.
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Halgrimson: Set aside your fennel fears

May 17, 2011 in INFORUM

Bulb fennel is one of my favorite vegetables, and one bulb goes a long way.
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Halgrimson: Sarma stirs fond memories

April 12, 2011 in INFORUM

Not only do I have wonderful memories of the meals my mom and grandma cooked to cosset my spirit, but in the past I learned a lot about food from dishes prepared by family friends. One of those meals was the Sarma made by June Probstfield Dobervich. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Book explores food, lifestyle of migrants

January 25, 2011 in INFORUM

In her book, “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement,” author Jane Ziegelman tells the story of families in a single apartment building in New York between 1863 and 1935. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: Artichokes at heart of entrees

January 11, 2011 in INFORUM

Artichoke is the name for three unrelated plants.
But much of the food we enjoy that involves artichokes uses the heart, a meaty part of the Globe Artichoke plant, which is a member of the thistle family and is grown in various places, including California. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson: For the love of lamb shanks

December 28, 2010 in INFORUM

Long, slow cooking the key to preparing dish
Years ago, when I was learning to cook, I read about lamb shanks in a magazine and the recipe took my fancy. Continue Reading

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Halgrimson celebrates with Twin Cities global fare

October 19, 2010 in INFORUM

With the help of family and friends, I made it to and through my 70th birthday celebration as we ate our way around the world via a delicious array of ethnic foods in Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants.
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Halgrimson: Gram fondly remembered for kindness

October 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Today is my 70th birthday, and as I always do at that time of year, I’m looking back. Continue Reading