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Stacy Brooks

Food and travel writer.
Blogger at Tangled Up In Food.

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Stacy Brooks is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer and blogger. She focuses on food and travel, and her writing has been published in Hemispheres, Insider, Atlas Obscura, Civil Eats, Midwest Living, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Wine Enthusiast. She is a frequent contributor to the Heavy Table, a Twin Cities publication that covers the food and drink scene of the Upper Midwest. Her personal blog, Tangled Up In Food, features food-focused travel writing and seasonal recipes.

Stacy also provides copywriting services for clients in the travel and hospitality industries, with past and current clients including Explore Minnesota, Discover Shakopee, and Twin Cities Gateway. Contact Stacy for details.


Stacy's writing has appeared in print and web publications including Hemispheres, Midwest Living, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Wine Enthusiast.

A selection of clips is provided below, with a full list available at this link.


Portland in the fall: Tranquil gardens, towering redwoods and witchy sites (Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 29, 2023)

Iowa's "Denmark on the Prairie" Creates Hygge Away From Home (Atlas Obscura, February 19, 2020)

In New York City, experience the world without a passport (Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 6, 2018)

See fjords, affordably (Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 22, 2017)

Food & Drink

Capriole Goat Cheese Now & Then (Cheese Professor, March 28, 2024)

Two New Speakeasies Bring 1920s Vibes to Anoka (Minnesota Monthly, September/October 2021)

Community Spirits (CIDERCRAFT, June 2021)

Food policy & social justice


Personal essays

"Freelance Journalist Barbie" Visits MOA's Malibu Barbie Cafe (Racket, November 13, 2023)

Photo of Strawberry Flax Smoothie Bowl


Since 2012, Tangled Up In Food has featured food-focused travel writing, coverage of the Minneapolis-St. Paul dining scene, and recipes. From the best coffee shops in the Twin Cities to seasonal vegetarian soups, Tangled Up In Food highlights all things food and the stories behind the flavors.

Stacy occasionally develops recipes and produces sponsored content, with past partners including Stonyfield Organic, Bob's Red Mill, and Le Creuset. Would you like to see your brand featured on Tangled Up In Food? Contact Stacy for details and a media kit.