Episode 001: Rick Nelson

When I asked the James Beard Award-winning food critic for the Minneapolis StarTribune to describe how he got into the business his answer was "I really have no business working for a major metropolitan newspaper; I didn't go to journalism school."  From eating his mother's "not great" cooking as a kid in Burnsville, to having been "in and out of 50 different penal institutions in 14 different states," the path to Rick Nelson's success wasn't a direct one.

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