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Mette Nielsen

Minneapolis, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mette Nielsen

Mette Nielsen’s photography has graced the pages of numerous books, magazines and newspapers. Her true passion is photographing food, farms and farmers, in the studio and in the field. A talented master gardener, Mette created the edible garden for The Birchwood Cafe, and photographed the harvest in the Cafe’s new cookbook. Mette brings her knowledge of preserving and her Danish heritage in Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen (co-authored with Beth).  Beth Dooley and Mette collaborated on Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook. Their work appears regularly in The Star Tribune.

Current Courses Offered by Mette Nielsen

.5 days
Teaser image for Naturally Sweet: Using Honey and Maple Syrup

Naturally Sweet: Using Honey and Maple Syrup

Sweet things have natural appeal to our taste buds! Embrace nature’s sweet side as you learn to work with local honey and maple syrup -- pure, delicious, versatile and relatively healthful alternatives to refined sugar. Their flavors are concentrated and complex and offer cooks a range of options. This class…
.5 days
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S is for Spring Greens

Spring Green! Welcome this fresh new season with the early harvest — tender greens, delicate spruce tips, fiddleheads garlic scapes, ramps, morels, radishes, tender lettuces, and herbs. Here’s how to forage and harvest the season’s gifts: Spring Greens with Herbed Chèvre and Spruce Tip Vinaigrette, Spinach, Ramp, and Gruyere Tart;…