Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen: Cooking Demonstration at Winneshiek Farmers Market

Date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
Winneshiek Farmers Market
Cost: 
Free!

Dragonfly Books is thrilled to partner with the Winneshiek Farmers Market and the Oneota Community Food Cooperative to present a cooking demonstration with award winning cookbook author Beth Dooley and renowned food photographer Mette Nielsen. Dooley and Nielsen will prepare food from their new cookbook Sweet Nature at the Winneshiek Farmers Market on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 AM.

Everyone is invited to meet Dooley and Nielsen, sample their delicious creations using local food from the Winneshiek Farmers Market, and pick up a copy of their new cookbook Sweet Nature: A Cook’s Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup. This free event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books, the Winneshiek Farmers Market, and the Oneota Community Food Co-op.


Full of easy ideas that include honey and maple syrup in foods both savory and sweet, Sweet Nature (University of Minnesota Press 2019) features a wide range of irresistible recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for snack and salads, condiments and vegetables, entrées and desserts, syrups, cocktails, and elixirs. With its innovative recipes, practical tips, conversion charts, historical and scientific facts, information on nutritional value, suggestions for storage and sourcing, and above all Mette Nielsen’s remarkable photographs, Sweet Nature invites us to fully enjoy these two iconic ingredients from nature’s pantry.

Beth Dooley is the author and coauthor of several books including Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen (Minnesota 2017), In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland (Milkweed Editions 2015), Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook (Minnesota 2013), and The Northern Heartland Kitchen (Minnesota 2011). She co-authored The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen (Minnesota 2017) with Sean Sherman, winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook. Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for thirty years: she writes for the Taste section of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, and appears regularly on KARE 11 (NBC) television and MPR Appetites with Tom Crann.

Mette Nielsen’s photographs have illustrated numerous books, newspapers, and magazines. A talented master gardener, she created the edible garden for the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis, collaborated on The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good Real Food (Minnesota 2015) and Minnesota’s Bounty, and coauthored Savory Sweet.

Everyone is invited to the Winneshiek Farmers Market for this free cooking demonstration on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 AM. If you find that you can't make it to the event but would still like to purchase a book, just give Dragonfly Books a call at 563-382-4275. One of their staff will be glad to reserve a book and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books, the Winneshiek Farmers Market, and the Oneota Community Food Co-op and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com, or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Sweet Nature: A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781517904708
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 30th, 2019

A beautiful, delicious celebration of two natural sweeteners in irresistible recipes

Honey and maple syrup might be better for you than sugar. They might be better for the environment. But even better, and sweet as anything, is how these natural ingredients taste and the wonders they do for a dish.


Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780816699582
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 25th, 2017

“Let’s dispense with the usual old notions of preserving,” Beth Dooley suggests, leading us into Mette Nielsen’s kitchen, where old-world Danish traditions meld with the freshest ideas and latest techniques to fill the pantry with the best of the season, all year long.


The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good Real Food Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780816679867
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - November 2015

Creating a better world starts at home—in the kitchen—and for twenty years the Birchwood Cafe has guided diners to live and eat sustainably and joyfully.


The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780816699797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 10th, 2017

2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best American Cookbook

Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPROXX, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mpls. St. PaulMagazine and others


In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313614
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 11th, 2016

Beth Dooley arrived in Minnesota from her native New Jersey with preconceptions about the Midwestern food scene. Having learned to cook in her grandmother's kitchen, shopping at farm stands, and making preserves, she couldn't help but wonder, "Do people here really eat swampy broccoli, iceberg lettuce, and fried chicken for lunch everyday?"


Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook Cover Image
By Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780816673155
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - May 2013


The moment you step into a farmers market you are enveloped in a swirl of colors, aromas, and sounds—brilliant orange squash, vibrant green beans, glossy eggplant, crimson crab apples, the spicy bouquet of hot and sweet peppers, ripe muskmelons. Tables are bursting with sunflowers, honey, and eggs.


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