The March-April issue is now in stores, compliments of Kowalski's!
One of the best things about Minnesota has to be the change of seasons. There's a beauty to the wave of colors, textures and temperatures that wash over our landscape throughout the year. From brisk, wintry-white mornings to the warming flush of spring's green, each season brings something new in which to find joy.
Food is a key experience in enjoying seasonality. We're lucky to have such contrasts in weather, as they offer us opportunities to experience related contrasts in our meals. Sure, you can enjoy a roasted chicken, chili and pasta year-round, but don't they suit our tastes so much better when the air has a bit of a chill in it? As we transition from winter to spring this month, we find ourselves looking to make a transition in the kitchen, too. Pasta with a fresh, forward-thinking spring feel to it speaks to the joy of the greener days we see ahead of us. Among the transitional recipes she's rounded up this season, Culinary Director Rachael Perron also offers up a taste of the tropics with a feature on pineapple, one of spring's very best fruits, starting on page 6.
We are happy to introduce a few of our newer partners in this issue as well: 3 Lonetti Sisters (page 8) and Miller Organic Chicken (page 10). Their products were introduced to our markets by our Meat & Seafood Director, Troy Schmeling, who we're profiling on the next page. Like so many of those on our team, Troy is a food lover and particularly passionate about offering only the best selections in his department. We're lucky to have him at Kowalski's, as are you!
We're similarly lucky to have Registered Dietitian Sue Moores on our team, who, as always, shares with us some of her sage advice on navigating food labels for a season of good health. Find her valuable guidance on page 9.
As always, we love sharing the Joy of Good Food! We look forward to seeing you in the stores.