A classic casserole dish found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
In the old days before refrigerator and freezers became common, there were four ways one could get meat and fish and keep for a long time. Smoking, drying, curing and salting. When salting, meat and fish were put in strong salt brine in barrels and when used it had to be rinsed in to remove most of the salty taste.
A classic Swedish dinner recipe found on godmat.org
A real autumn dish that is both cheap and easy to prepare. Very simple to convert to cabbage soup by increasing the spice, broth and water volume. If you have the time, shape the minced meat into small meatballs.
A quick dinner recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for Busy People) published Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982
I’m not quite sure why the authors of the book has chosen to call this dish English Casserole, it could just as easily has been from any of the Scandinavian countries. Not that this matter much, recipes have traveled to and fro over the North Sea for more than a 1000 years so who care where it came from initially, it looks delicious – Ted
A clamb recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles) by Jennie Reekie published in Norwegian in 1977
The lamb yogurt combination is known from a lot of different cousins. We know it from Greece, North Africa the Indian subcontinent and several other places. The book gives no clue to where this recipe comes from but an educated guess might place it in Northern Africa
A youth party suggestion with menu and recipes found in “Vi Skal Ha Gjester” (We’re Having Guests) published by Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag in 1969
I found working with the last post so entertaining that I just had to do another post from the same book although both are more more work than most posts. Because if you think arranging a party for your young ones would provide less problems than serving crabs to a couple of friends you are absolutely mistaken.
The set of worries maybe different, but the chance of ending with egg on your face was indeed present. And all the worries about what would happen to your furniture and floors came on top of that.
I was sixteen in 1969 and I must admit that the parties I went to back then were home-alone-parties that didn’t have the slightest likeness to the parties described in this book. If not totally Sex Drugs & Rock’n’Roll we were close enough.
A delicious fish recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
It is not correct to use the term “cousine” of French farmhouse cooking. It is more a natural part of life. There is no Machiavellian refinements or superfluous embellishments. Wholesome, tasty, simple ingredients in dishes to suit season, climate and workload.
An Asian inspired casserole recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
As the seventies neared its end the interest for Asian food grew in Europe, particularly Indian and Chinese. This dish is a good example of that, although chopsticks were obviously not in style yet even though the ingredients were perfectly cut for that purpose,but the rice was suggested cooked like you would it you intended to eat it with a fork – Ted 😉