What food inspires you?


What food inspires you

Today is dreary, yesterday I noticed all of the restaurant patios have been taken down, and we are now back to the time of leaving for work when it is dark and coming home when it is dark.

When this transition happens each year I feel my body want to go into hibernation. I force myself to make plans to accomplish something when I get off of work and ultimately they never happen. Currently, I have been organizing my recipes for three weeks.

I know I am not the only one who feels this way.

One thing I actually accomplish when I feel this way is making really good comfort foods. This includes thick soups, chili, and any type of squash I can get my hands on. Slow cooking foods and the smell that comes from them is rewarding. During the fall this is the type of food that inspires me.

I have been to the Cheeky Monkey in Saint Paul twice recently because their soup is exactly what fall tastes like. Don’t worry I will include them in a future post. Those soups have exactly what I need to warm my bones.

What other restaurants around the Twin Cities are making really good comfort foods? What foods inspire you when we lose our daylight time?

because sometimes I need to try something new.

@mplsgossipgirl

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I am a girl loving life, food, and friends in the great city of Minneapolis. I share the events/food/places from the cities and hope that it helps you find things you come to love as well. If you want to share with me or help me with a topic contact me on twitter @mplsgossipgirl or by email at mplsgossipgirl@google.com

8 responses to “What food inspires you?”

  1. asteifer says :

    Hmmm… I think when it gets dark and dreary like this it always feels like the time for CHOCOLATE! Hot chocolate, warm cookies out of the oven… all that good stuff. Though at the same time, my favorite warm, comfort food inspirations come through offal and other misc meats: Pig Feet, Tripe, Tongue… those guys you just put in a pot and cook slow for like 6 hours. Come out so good… rich and soft and belly happy.

  2. Meg @ Mr.C & Me says :

    I’ve been to Red Cow twice in the last two weeks for their delicious beer cheese soup!!

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