Looking for something to do tonight? Check out the Eat Local Challenge taking place this evening at Cue at the Guthrie. According to Cue’s flack, “The concept is a 100-percent local meal, made from ingredients sourced exclusively from within 150 miles of the café.” Eating locally, especially hyperlocally, is the hottest trend in the food world, Twin Cities locavores are aware that most food travels a huge distance to reach the average American dinner plate (2,000+ miles according to the Worldwatch Institute). Eating locally reduces the impact that we have on the environment, can taste fresher (duh), solves many of our current food safety woes, and we all know that spending our food dollars close to home helps to keep local farmers in business. Check out Cue's website for details.
Cooking over an open fire just got easier for the Zimmern family. I am in love with my new Hoe-Joe. If you are sick and tired of scorching your knuckles and burning your old broomsticks trying to maintain large outdoor cooking fires, firepits, bonfires, booya conflagrations, and the like, then this heavy-duty fire rake is for you. It comes in two sizes, the junior model (eighteen-inch handle) is perfect for moving hardwood charcoal around even the smallest kettle BBQs. If you love too cook over real heat, this baby is a godsend, and not just for us gadget freaks.