Lamb in Yogurt Sauce / Lam i Yoghurtsaus

A clamb recipe found in “Gryteretter” (Casseroles)
by Jennie Reekie published in Norwegian in 1977
Lamb in Yogurt Sauce / Lam i Yoghurtsaus

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

Ted
Winking smile

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New York Reuben / New York Reuben Sandwich

A sandwich recipe found in “2012 Australian Grand Dairy Awards Best of the Best Cookbook” published by Dairy Australia
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The Reuben sandwich is an American hot sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. Several variants exist.

Possible origins

Reuben Kulakofsky, Blackstone Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska

The most widely accepted origin holds that Reuben Kulakofsky (his first name sometimes spelled Reubin; his last name sometimes shortened to Kay), a Jewish Lithuanian-born grocer residing in Omaha, Blackstone HotelNebraska, was the inventor, perhaps as part of a group effort by members of Kulakofsky’s weekly poker game held in the Blackstone Hotel from around 1920 through 1935.

The participants, who nicknamed themselves “the committee”, included the hotel’s owner, Charles Schimmel. The sandwich first gained local fame when Schimmel put it on the Blackstone’s lunch menu, and its fame spread when a former employee of the hotel won a national contest with the recipe. In Omaha, March 14 was proclaimed as Reuben Sandwich Day.

Reuben’s Delicatessen: New York City

Reuben's DelicatessenAnother account holds that the Reuben’s creator was Arnold Reuben, the German-Jewish owner of the famed Reuben’s Delicatessen (1908 – 2001) in New York City. According to an interview with Craig Claiborne, Arnold Reuben invented the “Reuben Special” around 1914. The earliest references in print to the sandwich are New York–based, but that is not conclusive evidence, though the fact that the earliest, in a 1926 issue of Theatre Magazine, references a “Reuben Special”, does seem to take its cue from Arnold Reuben’s menu.

Marjorie RambeauA variation of the above account is related by Bernard Sobel in his 1953 book, Broadway Heartbeat: Memoirs of a Press Agent. Sobel states that the sandwich was an extemporaneous creation for Marjorie Rambeau inaugurated when the famed Broadway actress visited the Reuben’s Delicatessen one night when the cupboards were particularly bare.

Some sources name the actress in the above account as Annette Seelos, not Marjorie Rambeau, while also noting that the original “Reuben Special” sandwich of 1926 did not contain corned beef or sauerkraut and was not grilled.

Still other versions give credit to Alfred Scheuing, a chef at Reuben’s Delicatessen, and say he created the sandwich for Reuben’s son, Arnold Jr., in the 1930s.

Spiced Beef Sandwich / Krydret Oksekjøttsandwich

A classic British pub fare recipe found on delish.com
Spiced Beef Sandwich / Krydret Oksekjøttsandwich

Tender spiced beef is great to have on hand for lunch or a quick snack, with pickles and coleslaw. This dish is part of British pub fare menu. Allow plenty of time: this needs several days to marinate and at least 7 hours of cooking time before serving.

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Old Lady’s Spread on Pumpernickel / Tantröra på Pumpernickel

A classic Swedish starter recipe found on koket.se
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Nice little starter with smoked salmon, potatoes, eggs, and pickles. Can be served to old geezers too, but they do have their own spread called Punter’s Mix as well.

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Toast à la Amsterdam / Amsterdamer Toast

A delicious toast recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før”
(Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by
Skaninavisk Press as in 1977

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If you have followed this blog for some time you might have noticed that I’m more than usually fond of sandwiches and toasts. Well, here’s another one _ Ted 😉

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Small Farmhouse Pot / Liten Husmannsgryte

A recipe from “Cappelens Kokebok”
(Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1991

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A nice little hot evenning snack or lunch  with a touch of the old days for one. Simple, easy and with just afewingredients, but oh, so tasty – Ted

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Swedish Steamer Steak / Ångbåtsbiff

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A variation on the classic Swedish steak with onions. To cook it the classic manner you need a steam boat and a hot plate from the boiler. But a well used cast iron frying pan is an adequate compensation. Serve with freshly boiled potatoes, sweet peas and pickled gherkins.

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Minute Steak In The Classic Manner / Lövbiff På Klassiskt Manér

A Classic Swedish tavern dish found on recept.nu164_lovbiff_post

Minute steak with mashed potatoes, grated horseradish and egg yolk is very delicious without being too remarkable. An old Swedish tavern classics that stand its ground easily against all the “new” food.

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Toffees With Ginger & Nuts / Karameller Med Ingefær & Nøtter

A nice and Christmassy toffee recipe from allers.no123_karameller med ingefær og nøtter_post

I’ve already posted one recipe for toffees in the Christmas Special, here’s another one and more will follow before the 24th. Everybody like toffees and they are great for the after dinner coffee and a smashing gift for someone you appreciate. Make a few batches while you’re at it.

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Classic Herring Salad / Klassisk Sildesalat

A classic salad recipe found at rieberfoodservice.com

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Anyone who have the slightest knowledge about Scandinavian cooking knows that most of us is completely bonkers when it comes to herrings. We make potted herrings with just about anything you can imagine. Cherry, port, madeira, aquavit, curry, tomato sauce, sour cream, mustard sauce, you name it and we pot herring in it. Here on the other hand is a recipe for a classic herring salad – Ted

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Swedish Pickled Sliced Gherkins / Inlagd Skivad Västeråsgurka

A traditional Swedish pickle recipe from Manfreds Matblog

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004_vesteraas gurka3Manfred writes: I’m really weak for different types of pickles and when I get time to do any myself, it gets extra good! Pickled gherkins are a favourite, and once when I travelled for work in Poland I explained in a restaurant kitchen that I wanted an appetizer consisting of Polish traditional milk pickled gherkins with sour cream, Russian caviar and honey. The combination is amazing … and should you go past an inn on the road to Jaroslaw ask for a Special … The recipe here can be described as a fast variant of a pickle … but still miles away in taste from mass produced!

A recipe for Prudy and everyone else who loves pickles!

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