Sparkling Julep


  • 6 mint leaves (muddled)
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz cognac
  • 3 oz champagne
  • 1 dash bitters
  • 1/8 oz elderflower liqueur


  • Muddle mint and simple syrup in a julep cup or goblet
  • Add liquids
  • Add ice partway
  • Stir
  • Add more ice
  • Add mint spring and lemon twist

Roasted Spicy Japanese Lamb


  • 1 lbs lamb shank or rack of lamb
  • ½ cup Gochujang
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 TB ginger
  • 2 TB rosemary
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ mirin
  • ¼ cup sake



  • Chop up garlic, ginger, and rosemary. Mix all ingredients together.
  • Marinade meat overnight
  • After marinating, remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • For shank, cook on roasting pan for 50 minutes
  • For rack, cook on roasting pan for 30 minutes
  • After cooking, remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes

Husk Dragoons Punch

This is the recipe for Husk restaurant’s Charleston Light Dragoon Punch 1792 by chef Sean Brock in Charleston, SC. Interesting history is that back in the Civil War, soldiers in the Charleston Light Dragoons unit were sometimes paid in alcohol.

It’s sooooooo good. NOTE: SERVES 20. Adjust accordingly


  • 2 quarts water (2 cups)
  • 7 bags/teaspoons black tea (3 teaspoons)
  • 2 cups sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (1/3 cup)
  • 12.7 fl oz brandy (3 ounces)
  • 12.7 fl oz rum (3 ounces)
  • 6.4 fl oz peach brandy (1 ½ ounces)
  • 20 large ice cubes (6 ice cubes)
  • 2 ¾ cups soda water (3/4 cup)
  • 20 thin slivers of lemon peel (5 lemon peels)


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium stainless steel saucepan over high heat. Add the tea, remove the pan from the heat and steep the tea for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea through a tea strainer or a fine-mesh strainer into a 1-gallon container. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice, brandy, rum and peach brandy to the tea mixture, cover, and refrigerate until cold. (Tightly covered, the punch base will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator.)
  4. To serve, ladle 3 fl oz of the punch base into each punch cup. Add an ice cube, top off with 1 ½ ounces of soda, and garnish with a sliver of lemon peel.

Brussel Sprouts

Need: 1 1/2 lbs brussel spouts, 4 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup olive oil, and salt & pepper, jelly roll pan

Jelly roll pans cook food faster so no need to increase the heat for longer at the end like other recipes call for.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the brussels sprouts in half
  3. Chop up 4 garlic cloves
  4. Put all ingredients into the jelly roll pan and mix thoroughly
  5. Put the pan into the middle rack and roast for 35 minutes



36 Hours in Minneapolis

The New York Times originally published this article by Jennifer Conlin.

The main highlights:

  • Stone Arch Bridge and other activities along the river
  • Well known and highly reviewed restaurants and bars
  • The Guthrie Theater
  • Music ex. Prince tribute night
  • Farmers Market and shopping
  • Museums ex. American Swedish Institute and Minneapolis Institute of Art

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