ALL ARTICLES BY Stacy Brooks

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.
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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!
Sophie Mendelson and Martha Bass

Bewitched in St. Louis: An Ice Cream Tale

These two self-described “food system nerds” turned their small batch ice cream company Sugarwitch into something so magical it’s inspired a cult following.
mason dixie products

Memories of Old-Fashioned Biscuits are Baked into Mason Dixie

Ayeshah Abuelhiga hated her corporate job so she turned to what she loved best: Creating buttery, crumbly, gooey baked goods. What started as a biscuit pop-up is now a full-fledged frozen foods company.
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Chef Tonya Council Shares Her Tastes of the South, One Bite at a Time

A North Carolina chef turns her pecan crisp cookie recipe into a nationwide juggernaut of baked goodness and then some.
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CHX: A Minneapolis Chicken Restaurant Finds Its Wings

Two childhood friends keep it simple by building a fried chicken empire created from America’s Black experience.