These bygone supermarkets live on in our memories

May 17, 2019
Many people remember local supermarkets past. Here's our ode to three venerable chains that are now gone.
Some of the items in Jim Pessek’s Red Owl collection that he hopes to display in the museum in a former Red Owl store in Stewart, MN.
Judy Griesedieck

Food innovators in Denmark look to the future of food

May 17, 2019
The country has prioritized culinary innovation in recent years.
Chef Rasmus Munk
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Rising demand for plant protein feeds growth of the humble pea

May 1, 2019
The versatile legume can be found in pasta, milk, pet food and the “Beyond Burger.”
Ryan Klassen inspects pea seeds on his farm in Belgrade, Minnesota. Those peas are the base of the protein being used in a range of products, including energy bars, cereals and milks.
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Rebranding a Southern city with food to the fore

Apr 26, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, wants visitors and potential residents to see it as a culinary capital.
A group of chefs from Charlotte, NC, cooked at the James Beard House in New York as part of a rebranding campaign for the city.
Clay Williams, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation

Beyond Meat to seek $175 million in IPO

Apr 22, 2019
There’s a growing battle in the market for burger patties that look meat — and are supposed to taste like it — but are made from plants. The Beyond Burger, made by a company called Beyond Meat, is one of the competitors.…
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Why is that Masters pimento cheese sandwich so cheap?

Apr 11, 2019
"Augusta National does not mind leaving a little money on the table," said one person who analyzed concessions at the Super Bowl of golf.
One of Augusta National's famed pimento cheese sandwiches is seen during the second round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia.
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Late potato planting could affect french fry supply

Apr 2, 2019
Availability of french fries depends on the weather in Washington, Oregon and Idaho this spring.
Potatoes scoot by on belts at Balcom and Moe, Inc. in Pasco. The potatoes are rinsed, sized and put in bags destined for America’s supermarkets. The potato farmer and packer-shipper has been in business since the 1920s.
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Delivery companies finding ways to help restaurants donate excess food

Feb 19, 2019
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to data cited by the Environmental Protection Agency. It can be awkward and costly for restaurants to coordinate transport of their surplus food to shelters…
Nearly one-third of food prepared by restaurants and grocery stores winds up as waste, according to the EPA.
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Pepsi takes aim at health-conscious consumers

Feb 18, 2019
In an attempt to steal market share from rival Coca-Cola, Pepsi is making investments in healthier, less sugary beverages.
In an attempt to steal market share from rival Coca-Cola, Pepsi is making investments in healthier, less sugary beverages.
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The "Nordic Diet" goes mainstream in Denmark

Feb 13, 2019
The "Nordic Diet" is a way of eating that gourmet chefs in Scandinavia started championing about 15 years ago.
The "Nordic Diet," made popular by Scandinavian chefs, consists of whole grains, berries and vegetables like celeriac.
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