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Minnesota Cooks cookbook highlights local ingredients, farmers and chefs

Since 2003, the Minnesota Farmers Union has been connecting farmers and chefs in a popular, recipe-driven program called Minnesota Cooks, which culminates in a fun and fascinating annual event at the Minnesota State Fair. The program is also responsible for the ultimate fair freebie, the gotta-have Minnesota Cooks calendar.

Armed with nearly 20 years of recipes that celebrate Minnesota-grown ingredients, longtime Minnesota Cooks writer Claudine Arndt and photographer Katie Cannon have produced “The Farmer and the Chef” (Globe Pequot, $27.95), a lively, informative and user-friendly cookbook that illuminates the lives of the state’s farmers and food makers, then continues to

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Chefs of Odin Brewing, Chicory Restaurant in TV competitions

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Kristen Lyon, executive chef and general manager of Odin Brewing in Tacoma competes on “FireMasters,” an open-flame competition on the Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada.

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Representing Tacoma and Olympia, two chefs — both women — compete on two new cooking shows, one now streaming and the other available June 1.

Kristen Lyon, the executive chef of Odin Brewing in Tacoma, appears in Season 4, Episode 2 of “FireMasters,” a grilling competition on the Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada.

On Discovery+, Elise Landry, co-owner of the barely year-old Chicory in Olympia, jumped into the first

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Martha Stewart and other TV chefs share their best-ever cooking tips

Martha Stewart and other TV chefs share their best-ever cooking tips


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The special recipes from Mum that inspired top chefs to follow their dreams

“I grew up in the south of Ukraine, in a small town about an hour from Crimea. Mum’s cooking was really varied – day-to-day it was traditional Ukranian food, but when we got our first cookbook in the ’90s, translated from a Canadian chef, she started expanding her repertoire with coq au vin and other things.

“I never took much interest in food as a child or a teenager. It was when I was an adult that I realised what an amazing source of skill and knowledge my whole family is, but especially my mum. She knew so many

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