From Minnesota’s newer traditions—Hmong hotdish—to its oldest—nourishing wild rice—Land of 10,000 Plates invites readers to bask in the warmth and hospitality of kitchens throughout the state.
Woven into a northland year are food rituals that sustain us and connect us to our region, our climate, and one another. Meat raffles. Fish frys. Pizza farms. Booya. As surely as winter changes to spring to summer to autumn in Minnesota, highly anticipated seasonal events bring folks together for fortifying fare and good company. Still other dishes appearing on the quintessential northland table know no season: Tater Tot Hotdish, Jell-O Salad, SPAM Lefse Pizza, Apple Cider Muffins.