"Here it is: the food that we love, the food that helped raise us, gathered and bound in a book for your home table." ~ New Scenic Cafe
Chef Scott Graden is a friend of, and educator at, ASI. Educating the community about quality and food has always been at the core of Chef Graden’s philosophy. As many have experienced, it is a treat to work with Chef Graden, he teaches in systems and philosophies in a manner that is innovative and graspable, shifting the focus away from memory-based methods.
The next best thing to taking a class with Chef Graden is this book! Stunning photography, innovative and unique recipes, beautifully written.
A must-have book on any Minnesotan's shelf, or Wish-I-Was-There-Minnesotan at heart. A wonderful gift to share your love of what makes Minnesota a great place to call home!
Self-taught, Scott Graden turned his vision into a reality upon opening the New Scenic Café on the North Shore of Lake Superior between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Since 1999, Scott has led the Café to provide high quality artisan foods while introducing the community to new cooking styles and cuisine. Through his tenacity and touch, Chef Graden captures the essence of each ingredient to create truly excellent food. Many chefs are commonly asked, “Where did you study?” For Chef Graden, study takes place on a sensory and daily level. By continually experimenting with ingredients and techniques, he has refined his understandings into an individual style that is simple, honest, and aware.
"Educating has always been at the core of my philosophy." ~ Chef Scott Graden
Since 1999, Chef Graden has led New Scenic Café, located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, to provide high quality artisan foods while introducing the community to new cooking styles and cuisine.