My Portfolio

I’m available for contract and freelance food and culture writing, recipe development, and teaching and lecturing about Nordic and Midwestern-regional foods. Contact me at john388@umn.edu.


Recipe Development, Food and Culture Writing
CulturalConstruct | Blog Creator and Author (2009-present)
CulinaryConstruct | Blog Creator and Author (2010-present)
CalledtotheTable | Columnist, The Gaylord Hub (2011-present
MarcusSamuelsson | Blog, Recipe, Photography Contributor (2012-2014)
TCDailyPlanet | Featured Blogger (2012-2015)

StarTribune Taste | Freelance writer (2014-present) 
Skål! Scandinavian Spirits | Contributor (2015) 
Toys from the 50s, 60s, & 70s  | Contributor (2014) 
HotDish | Contributor (2014) 
UMIconSolarHouse | Team Blogger, Menu Creator, Cook (2009)

Cooking Classes

American Swedish Institute | Instructor - New Nordic classes
NordicWare | Instructor - Scandinavian baking
The Good Acre | Instructor - New Nordic class (2016)
Ingebretsen’s | Instructor - New Nordic Kitchen, Smör Ost och Sill Cocktail Party (2013-present)
UMCCELearningLife | Instructor – Called to the Table Swedish Style (2011)

Presentations and Appearances

Norsk Høstfest | Create and demonstrate Swedish recipes with a twist; appear on stage twice daily (2015-present)
FOX 9 Morning News | State Fair Blue Ribbon interview (August 2015
Creative Activities Stage | State Fair Blue Ribbon cookie making demonstration (August 2015)
KARE 11 News@4 | Cooking with KARE – State Fair Blue Ribbon bread making demonstration (August 2015)
Food and Wine Experience |Cook and recipe creator for Ingebretsen's (March 2015)
American Swedish Institute | Speaker - Forum Series: New Nordic and the Midwestern Kitchen (October 2014)
Twin Cities Live | Lefse-making Demo (December 2013)
MHSHistoryisHip| Speaker - The New Nordic? (February 2013)
KARE 11 News@4 | Cooking with KARE – Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest demo and EBook discussion (December 2012)
Mill City Museum | Star Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest Event and Demo (December 2012-2013)
FOX 9 Morning News | State Fair Blue Ribbon interview (August 2012)
KARE 11 News@4 | Cooking with KARE – State Fair Blue Ribbon bread making demonstration (August 2012)
Radio K: Culture Queue | New immigrant food traditions interview
(November 2011)
Grand Edventures | Speaker - Annual Conference: The Swedish Table and Trends in Nordic Cuisine (July 2011)
Radio K: Culture Queue | Scandinavian foodways and traditions interview (May 2011)
American Swedish Institute | Speaker - Forum Series: A Memory Tour of Swedish American Food Traditions (January 2010)

Awards
Gold Medal Flour | Cookie Contest Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner (2015)
Star Tribune | Holiday Cookie Contest Winner and Finalist (2012; 2013)
Pioneer Press | Thanksgiving Recipe Contest Winner (2013)
Fleishmann’s Yeast | Sensational Sandwich Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner (2012)
University of Minnesota Extension| Outstanding Civil Service Award Winner (2011)
American Swedish Institute | Meatball Recipe Competition Grand Prize Winner (2011)

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