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Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes at Mill City Museum

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Damn Good FoodMitch Omer, the celebrated chef at Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, will share his tips on making the famous Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes in the Mill City Muesum Baking Lab this Saturday Oct. 10. at 1, 2, and 3 pm. Join us at the event for fantastic samples! The recipe is in Damn Good Food: 157 Recipes from Hell’s Kitchen. This event is free with museum admission.

3 Million Books Under the River

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Elmer L. Andersen Library photo from MN DailyThe Minnesota Daily recently profiled the rare books collection at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnestoa. The U’s library system is the 15th largest research library in North America. It also includes possibly the biggest collection of Sherlock Holmes books and publications, including a novel that belonged to Tsaritsa Alexandra of Russia.

Minnesota Baseball Fever - Win a Free Book

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Baseball in Minnesota book coverSo, this week, everyone’s a Twins fan, but how well do you really know Minnesota baseball?

The first five people to answer the following questions correctly will win a free copy of our book Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History by Stew Thornley!

Send your answers to We will write you for a mailing address if you are one of the lucky winners.

Here we go:

1. What year did Kirby Puckett join the Twins?

2. On what date did Harmon Killebrew hit his first homerun for the Twins and how far did the ball go (estimate)?

3. In the spring of 1965, there was a lot of flooding. For the home opener, 4 members of the Twins were marooned on the wrong side of the swollen Minnesota River. They had to be flown to the game by helicopter. Name them.

Good luck all!

Twin Cities Book Festival

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Twin Cities Book Festival/Rain Taxi siteVisit us at Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival this Saturday October 10th, at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. The day long literary festival will feature notable writers including Robert Olen Butler, Laurie Moore, Nicholson Baker and Ruth Reichl.

Recent MHS Press and Borealis Books featured on our blog will be available for purchase at a 30% discount. For more information, read the Star Tribune article about the event.

Taste Day: The Star Tribune’s Taste Section Turns 40

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Come One, Come AllMayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed this past Wednesday Taste Day in Minneapolis to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Tribune’s Taste section. Join Taste editor Lee Svitak Dean, author of Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining with Seasonal Menus with over 150 recipes from the Star Tribune Taste section, for birthday cake at Mill City Farmers Market Saturday Oct. 3 to celebrate.

Damn Good Food: 157 Recipes and a Whole Lot More

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The folks over at Hell’s Kitchen have put together this hysterical infomercial pushing their new book Damn Good Food: 157 Recipes from Hell’s Kitchen. Only $27.95!  Plus shipping and handling.