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Sweet Nature

$ 24.95

A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup

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

Sweet Nature invites us to fully enjoy two iconic ingredients from nature’s pantry: honey and maple syrup. James Beard Award–winning cookbook author Beth Dooley and photographer Mette Nielsen make the most of these flavors in foods both savory and sweet, from rosemary honey butter to savory maple black pepper biscotti to curry marinated herring.

  • Authors: Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press (April 2019)
  • ISBN 978-1-5179-0470-8
  • Format: Hardcover, 216 pages, 49 color plates, 7 x 9 inches

Beth Dooley is a James Beard Award–winning author and coauthor of several cookbooks, including Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland, The Northern Heartland Kitchen, Minnesota’s Bounty, The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook, Savory Sweet, and The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen (Best American Cookbook, James Beard Award, 2018), all from Minnesota. In Winter’s Kitchen is her memoir about finding her place in the Midwestern food scene. She lives in Minneapolis.

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 and Minnesota’s Bounty, and coauthored Savory Sweet.

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