ALL ARTICLES BY Stacy Brooks

fred haberman

This Organic Food Company Says, “Let Your Freak Flag Fly”

You know when a company puts ‘freak’ in its name, a) there’s got to be a story there and b) it has to be fun. The owner wouldn’t have it any other way.
lisa brooks

Front Porch Stories from a Chef Who Measures Ingredients by Love

Chef Lisa Brooks draws on memories from her past, along with the camaraderie of a family-style, Sunday dinner, to create her down-home, pop-up meals.
arnold byun

Connecting the Asian American Community Through Food

You never know the power of food until you start sharing, and of course, serving it. With Warm Welcome educates people about Asian American chefs, restaurateurs and bakers.
chris viaud

Talking Haitian Cuisine with Top Chef Alum Chris Viaud

This James Beard nominated chef discusses bold flavors and bold choices with Ansanm, a pop-up Haitian restaurant inspired by his heritage.
canton family

Grounded By Covid, This Flight Attendant’s Cooking Dreams Took Flight

An inveterate sampler of 30,000-foot cabin treats, this home cook decided she could do better.
dat le and wife lauren

A Twin Cities Egg Roll Aficionado is Expanding His Reach

A conversation with Chef Dat Le of Que Viet, the second oldest Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis
Nikeisah Newton

Respecting Sex Workers with Food Delivered to Meet Their Needs

Finding good food after 1 a.m. is difficult. It’s even more difficult for sex workers. Which is why Nikeisah Newton created the food delivery system Meals 4 Heels which specializes in catering to strip clubs.
chris weber holding a popsicle

Popsicles in Minneapolis? Why Not

Moving their business from a street cart to a brick & mortar store proved to be a splash of genius for this couple, who traffic in creatively flavored ice pops like grapefruit carrot and strawberry balsamic basil.
AFC cofounders (l-r) Princess Haley, Michelle Horovitz, Tasha Powell

A Taste for Change in Minneapolis

What do you get when three people form an organization that offers healthy food opportunities in an underserved Minneapolis community? Change for the good of everyone!