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Swedish Comfort Foods

Course Overview

It should come as no surprise that Swedes are experts at comfort foods: after all, there seems to be a direct connection between shortening days and dropping temperatures and the body’s desire for warm, creamy, dairy-laden foods. Join Chef Scott Graden for a delicious and filling weekend cooking up many traditional favorites, including salmon smørbrød, potato sausage, jansson’s temptation, Hasselback potatoes, split pea & smoked ham soup, fennel sesame crackers, gjetost crème brûlée, and of course, Swedish meatballs with lingonberries. The course will begin with an evening social hour and film screening of Babette’s Feast to set the tone for the weekend. Then, students will be busy in the kitchen on days 2 and 3. On day 3, the class will culminate with a shared meal at around 4pm. Students may bring a guest to the meal.


Thu, Nov 12th, 2020  –  Sat, Nov 14th, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2 & /3: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $335.00
Includes materials fee of $100.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: includes dinner for 2 on Day 3

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

On the first evening, we will gather for a social hour from 5-6pm with light snacks, and then screen the film at 6pm. On the final day of class, we will share a communal meal, beginning around 4pm, typically ending by 6pm.

  • For both gatherings, please feel free to bring a beverage of choice to enjoy (adult beverages are okay). You are welcome to bring a guest for the dinner.
  • Assorted containers for bringing food home; these classes often include abundant take-home goodies.
  • A basket or box for those containers

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.