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.
A dinner recipe found in”Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
In the early sixties spaghetti started to turn up at Norwegian grocers. Some had heard of it before, a very few had tasted it, but most people hadn’t a clue about what to do with it. But did that stop them from buying it, far from. This new thing had to be tried. The result was as you can see from the picture, for years spaghetti was served in Norway as you would potatoes – Ted 😉
After the war, celebrated cookery writer Elizabeth David heralded a new, imported cooking culture, popularising French classics such as this beef bourguignon. The dish became popular in Britain in the 1940s. This version is bulked up with vegetables, much as stews would have been at the time due to the rationing.
I can clearly see when studying my collection of old cook books that Scandinavia followed suit about five years later. A remarked interest in Continental cooking, particular French began around 1950 – Ted
A lunch recipe from”McCall’s Great American Recipe Card Collection” published in 1973
A mix of chicken wings and chicken liver was standard Saturday evening snacks in my childhood home. Served as simple as possible. Right out of the frying pan with white bread, butter and mayonnaise – I kind of miss it – Ted 😉
A recipe from “Husmorens Store Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1964
This seems like as nice a recipe one could want even though the one in care of setting the text seems to be a bit confuced about whether the main ingredient is pork chops or simply slices of pork. But as always, I never change the text I scan from my old cook books. I simply scan the text, run the text image through ocr scanning and check it to see if the ocr has misinterpreted some of the letters – Ted
A nice breakfast recipe from “Lettvint For Små Familier” (Easy For Small Families) published by Hjemmets Bokklubb in 1979
If you got a little time on your hand these baked eggs makes an elegant dish for breakfast or lunch. As a varisjon you can add chopped ham and replacing tarragon with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley.
A delicious salad recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebook” published in 1978
Cattelin writes: We often had the pleasure of serving the old Swedish king, Gustav VI. On many different occasions we made lunches and dinners for him, both for private occations as for more official. The king was very much aware what he liked and disliked and he really disliked garlic. Therefore, this salad is composed without this ingredient
A nice side dish recipe from “Cattelins Kokebook”
published in 1978
This dish puts great demands on the raw materials, And needs some attention from the chef too. Preferably, the mushrooms should be so small that they can be roasted whole. If not, then cut them in half or four. From this recipe you can also learn what Mie de Pain is.