Not so Traditional Holiday Eats December 15th 2014

Thanksgiving is usually filled with the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie. The holidays following Thanksgiving always seem to vary with what is served. Because of that, we've researched a few odd holiday eats that are enjoyed throughout the holidays and came up with our top 5 to try. Try them this season!

1. Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole: This recipe is from Paula Deen and featured on  foodnetwork.com. It serves 9 and takes an hour and 15 minutes to make.

2. Kool-Aid Pickles: Makes a great appetizer, side or pre-dinner option. Featured on food.com, and they only take 10 minutes to make!

3. Turkey with anchovies: This is for those who enjoy anchovies and didn't get enough turkey on Thanksgiving. The elaborate dish is featured on theatlantic.com and serves 14.

4. Parmigiano & Fig Grilled Cheese: This grilled cheese is very tasty and  for the adult vegetarian. 

5. Ginger and Pink Grapefruit Cheesecake: We had to add a dessert! This cheesecake was found on epicurous.com and has a 4 fork user rating, with 100% of those who made this dish willing to make it again.

What are the chances of you trying one of these for your holiday dinners this year? Let us know if you do! Follow, like or share with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Ethnic Market Tour December 01st 2014

If you like trying something new and enjoy the various flavors of ethnic food, you should take the winter Ethnic Market Tour starting in January! The four hour tour takes you to three markets with varying ethnicities.

The first stop will take you to United Noodles, the largest Asian grocer in the Midwest. United Noodles enjoys educating visitors on their products while giving customers a chance to sample their items.

The second stop takes you to Holy Land, the "Original Home of Mama Fatima Recipes". When visiting, you'll step back in time and see a life that moved slower while having the opportunity to taste some of the finest gourmet bakery and deli items in town.

The last stop will take you to Marissa's Supermarket and Bakery, voted the Best Mexican Grocery Store in 2011. Located on Eat Street, the Latin American store has a large food freezer, produce section and fresh cooked food on the weekends, including: carnitas, fried tilapia, quesadilla de sesos and three kinds of homemade hot sauces.

We hope you're able to join us!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday!! November 25th 2014

Thanksgiving is in a few days, which means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are right around the corner. We're not sure what's on your holiday gift list, but instead of the usual deals you get at the store, why not give an experience this season? Starting on Black Friday, November 28th we will have 25% off all gift certificates purchased with Taste Twin Cities Food Tours. Use the code: HOLIDAY to snag your deal!