Juli Kellner

Farm (& Fishing Boat) to Table

Goh Iromoto / Tourism Thunder Bay

Can farm-to-table partnerships between local producers and restaurants fare well in the chilly Big Lake region with its short growing season? Apparently it’s working even better than you might imagine. Read more


Recipe Box: Lovable Leftovers, Painless Potlucks

National Pork Board /

The Savory Ham and Mushroom Lasagna makes either a great dish for potluck or just a satisfying after-holiday meal. Plus recipes for Cherry Berry Big Pie and Easy Wild Rice Hot Dish. Read more


Recipe Box: Finding Culinary Creativity in Kraut & Kimchi

Jennifer Sauter Sargent / Spirit Creek Farm

The owners of Spirit Creek Farm built a commercial kitchen where they create a whole line of lacto-fermented sauerkrauts, kimchi and ginger carrots, along with pickled green beans and beets. Read more


Recipe Box: What Pairs Well with Local Brews? Just About Everything

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Try a locally crafted IPA brew with an elegant Asparagus & Egg Sandwich or a nice microbrewed nut brown ale with a chilled summery Asian Noodle Salad. Here we offer those recipes and other ideas for beer-food pairings. Read more


Summer fare, especially on picnics, should be quick and simple. The recipes here create a complete menu: Smoked Turkey & Avocado Wraps, Hummus, Sweet-N-Salty Trail Mix and S'more Brownies. Read more


Food for Thought: Where Students Hone Culinary and Restaurant Skills

Kathleen Kaufman

The restaurant is called Food for Thought and it serves up much more than just meals. This student-run eatery at East High School in Duluth is a training ground for future chefs. Read more


Recipe Box: Eat Your Veggies on Meatless Mondays

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Forgoing meat just one day a week, according to the folks behind the “Meatless Monday” movement, not only has health benefits, but can cut your weekly food budget. Here are two flavorful recipes to try. Read more



Amy Russell

I looked to our magazine family for a few of their holiday favorites. Try Siiri's Sandbakkels, Nancy's Popcorn Salad and Super Simple Cheesecake, and Juli's Cheesy Potatoes. Read more



Chris Goldberg

Ahhh, fall – crisp apples, steaming bowls of savory soup and decadent grilled sandwiches oozing with cheese. First, let’s start with a slice of good Gouda, which the folks at Thunder Oak Cheese Farm know well. Read more


The Soup & Bread Cookbook

Courtesy Rodale Books

Duluth cooking star Beatrice Ojakangas, a James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame winner and the celebrated author of 28 cookbooks spanning 25 years, has broken down the art and science of the perfect pairing of soup and bread. Read more


Recipe Box: Adventures in Celebrity Judging

Kim Mitschke / Courtesy Potowatomi Bingo Casino

Featuring the winning recipe from the 2013 Lake Superior Fish Classic: Chef Seth VanderLaan‘s Seared Whitefish with Sweet Corn Chow Chow & Poached Herring Butter. Read more


One great way to add vibrant flavor to a dish, without adding salt, sugar or fat, is to grow your own fresh herbs, in either outside or indoor gardens. Read more


It might have beans – or not. It could be made with beef, chicken or even fish. The consistency might be brothy to stew-like. The flavors can run from five-alarm spicy to Scandinavian-friendly mild. When days turn chilly, I love turning to chili. Read more


Try these honey-infused recipes with the local stuff for a true taste of place. By Lake Superior, honey flavors reflect the northwoods flora and are gathered by a growing number of local beekeepers. Read more


For a truly artistic take on the burger, Superior’s Ted and Jennifer Worden make the best teachers. This truly “foodie” couple has come up with an amazing creamy combination of caramelized onions, horseradish and Gouda cheese filling. Read more



Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Why bars and not cookies? Cookies are frustratingly fussy. They must individually be rolled, pressed, cut and formed. Bars are fabulously simple, but they need not be dull. Read more


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Mark Phillips / Rittenhouse Inn

Popular “retro” television shows like “Mad Men” are bringing back the interest in cocktails and socializing before dinner. But at the Rittenhouse Inn, at least, flavorful and fun cocktails never went out of style. Read more


My friend bought a big white farmhouse on the outskirts of Duluth. She fell in love with the old-fashioned kitchen cabinets, the 1920s floor plan and the three bedrooms. It also came with a garage and a field. The apple tree was a surprise. Read more


You probably don’t dream of beets, but I do. More specifically, I dream of Beet Leaf Holipsi with Smetana Sauce. Read more

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Mom says it was three quarters of a mile, I say it was more like a mile and a half. That’s how far we walked to the best blueberry patch on earth. Read more


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