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Scott Graden

Two Harbors, MN
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The regionally-renowned creative force behind the sustainable, local, and distinctly northern cuisine at the New Scenic Café, Chef Scott Graden does not hesitate to share his cooking artistry with others. Chef Graden has taught at the Blue Heron, the Kitchen Window, and the Minnesota State Fair, among other places. His passion for culinary arts, industriousness, and wry humor are revealed in his tutelage. He teaches systems and philosophies, shifting the focus away from memory-based methods.

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Current Courses Offered by Scott Graden

2 days
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Autumn Apple Abundance: From Sweet to Savory

Fall means apples in abundance! In anticipation of the season, join Chef Graden for an exploration of the versatile applications of a fruit that is both ubiquitous and under-utilized. This class will cover preparing (and eating!) all of these recipes, and more: apple and cran-apple ciders, apple pie, apple cider…
Thu, Sep 10th, 2020  –  Sat, Sep 12th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm Day 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
2.5 Days
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Swedish Comfort Foods

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…
Thu, Nov 12th, 2020  –  Sat, Nov 14th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2 & /3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
2 days
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Winter Squash Windfall

A roasted squash, simple and well done, can be delicious in its own right. But gourds of all varieties can be much more versatile too. Work with Chef Graden to create and enjoy a wide range of squash- and pumpkin-based dishes, including, but not limited to, acorn squash pie, butternut…
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020  –  Sat, Oct 3rd, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden

Past Courses Offered by Scott Graden

A Dozen Ways to Cook an Egg

Behind the Scenes with New Scenic Cafe & Scott Graden

Bisques and Baguettes: Simple French Cuisine

Butchery Basics for the Home Cook

Classic Nordic Cuisine

Cranberries: Thinking Outside the Can

From Crust to Crumb: Baking Bread in Cast Iron and Using it Up

Kitchen Table Series

Mother Sauces to Move Your Kitchen Forward

New Nordic Cuisine

One Fish, Two Fish: Fish Cookery

Scandinavian Gifts from the Kitchen: Make, Eat and Take!

Slow Food Sensations

Swedish Christmas Table

Valencian Cuisine

You Say Tomatoes...