Thursday, May 29, 2008

Food as Culture

Chef Gillian Clark talked with me this week about her life in food. It sounds strange, but food really is about more than the plate in front of you or the drive-thru on the way to work. Food defines our culture, food brings us together....

Gillian talked to me about the food she serves in her restaurant - she wanted simple, American fare. They are known for their meat loafs and burgers and fresh ingredients.

That got me thinking, what is the food of Northern Minnesota? Is there a kind of food that defines your family or your town? Post your thoughts on what food best represents the culture of Northern Minnesota. Wild Rice? Walleye? Pasties?

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