Minnesota chef Justin Sutherland has 'Northern Soul'

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Chef Justin Sutherland is out with a new cookbook, "Northern Soul."
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Chef and restaurateur Justin Sutherland has been taking the cooking world by storm. 

Maybe you’ve tried the ribs at Handsome Hog, his pork-centric restaurant in St. Paul. He also operates Obachan Noodles and Chicken, Chickpea Hummus Bar, The Gnome, Woodfire Cantina and Gray Duck Tavern. 

This fall, he came out with a new cookbook that returns to his roots, “Northern Soul: Southern-Inspired Home Cooking from a Northern Kitchen.” 

And, he’s been making a splash on television. He won an “Iron Chef America” battle, was in the top six chefs on Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 16 and currently hosts “Fast Foodies” on TruTV. 

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MPR News host Angela Davis talks with Sutherland about learning to cook from his grandmother, his restaurants and projects and his recovery from a boating accident this summer. 


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