The Art of Scandinavian Cooking - Nika Standen Hazelton - 1966 Edition - Traditional Recipes from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
The recipes in this book are authentic; that is they are presented as they are prepared in the countries of their origin. They are not the American adaptations of foreign dishes, because I wanted to present the real thing to my readers. Everything here has been tested with standard kitchen equipment and I have deliberately left out recipes that call for special pots and pans which are hard to get. These are recipes that are most representative of the five countries that make up the Scandinavian region, and I hope that they will have special appeal to Americans - introducing them to the delightful element of discovery that makes cooking fun. Nika Standen Hazelton
One of the most interesting cookbooks to come through the Vintage Kitchen shop, The Art of Scandinavian Cooking takes readers on a fascinating culinary tour of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. First published in 1965, author Nika Standen Hazelton set out to not only write a cookbook that featured traditional foods of this sea-faring region but also to explain the history and heritage of the recipes that have impacted the Scandinavian community and tantalized the American palette. Interviewing a variety of people from each country, she translated recipes, collected notes and techniques, gathered folklore and fun facts and cooked her way from coast to coast in order to understand and explain the true innovative, unique and diverse cuisine of this breathtakingly beautiful region of the world.
This edition is the third printing of the cookbook, which was published in 1966. Readers will be delighted to find a host of well-known traditional fare like lutfisk, smoked salmon, Swedish meatballs, glogg and danish desserts along with more exotic cuisine like whale, reindeer and eel recipes. Almost all the dishes are accompanied with little stories about where the recipe came from or how it is served or what to accompany it with, making this book just as much fun to read as it is to cook from. As a traveler and a food writer throughout her life, Nika in this book, has a wonderful way of describing the spirit and the culture of this lovely community. So whether you have traveled to any of these countries in the past or hope to go in the future, The Art of Scandinavian Cooking will spark your curiosity, ignite your imagination and inspire your cooking adventures. Appropriate for all level of cooks from new ones to seasoned ones, the mission behind this cookbook is to welcome everyone to the table.
- 3rd Printing published in 1966
- Contains over 300 recipes broken down into 7 chapters across 243 pages
- Additional sections include: suggested menus, fun facts about each country and the comparisons between, serving suggestions, traditional customs and how to set up your own smorgasbord.
- Contains original dust jacket covered with a clear plastic sleeve
In wonderful vintage condition. Clean and bright, there are no markings, cooking spots or stained pages. The front endpaper has been removed at some point, exposing a small swatch of the cloth bound spine, but this affects nothing in regards to reading the book or turning the pages. Dust jacket is completely intact and has not been price clipped.
Combine this book with this vintage copper fish mold and you'll be on your way to enticing Scandinavian cooking with true vintage flair!