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Hoppin’ John for Good Luck in the New Year

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New Year’s Day is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a traditional southern stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the New Year. Many recipes can…

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Local Profile: Brake Bread

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Brake Bread is a local bakery that began in 2014 using a community supported subscription model that continues to deliver fresh baked goods via bicycle within the West End area of St. Paul. After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, the bakery opened a retail location on West 7th street in…

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Local Profile: K’ul Chocolate

Based in Minneapolis, K'ul Chocolate is an artisan bean-to-bar dark chocolate designed to elevate the cacao bean's status as vitally nourishing and nutritious. They work directly with cacao farmers in Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Peru to ensure the highest quality products while also promoting environmentally and socially responsible practices in order to improve the lives and environment for those who grow and harvest the beans.

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