A dinner recipe from a card in “Better Homes and Gardens Recipe Card Library” published in 1979
Marengo dishes – According to a popular myth, the dish was first made after Napoleon defeated the Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo at Marengo south of Turin, Italy, when his chef Dunand foraged in the town for ingredients (because the supply wagons were too distant) and created the dish from what he could gather. According to this legend, Napoleon enjoyed the dish so much he had it served to him after every battle, and when Durand was later better-supplied and substituted mushrooms for crayfish and added wine to the recipe, Napoleon refused to accept it, believing that a change would bring him bad luck. Marengo dishes are loosely based on the dish Dunand created at Marengo.
A recipe for a traditional Norwegian dinner soup found in “Supper og Sauser” (Soups and Sauces) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1980
Lapskaus is a traditional Norwegian warm dinner dish made of (originally cheap) fried or cooked meat (usually beef or pork), potatoes and various vegetables and spices. The ingredients are cut into cubes, tasted with salt and pepper and boiled to a soup or stew. The dish usually contains vegetables such as carrots, rutabaga and onion and is usually served with flat bread or other types of bread. Lapskaus probably comes from the English word lobscouse; Lob’s course (of lob and course) meaning that the course have crossed the North Sea at one point in time.
A juicy barbeque recipe found in “Okse- og Kalvekjøtt” (Beef and Veal) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1978
Veal is so hard to get hold of in regular grocery shops in Norway
that I’ve started to wonder if the cattle around this neck of the woods are born fully grown. If veal is more accessable where
you live you really should try this recipe
A traditional North African potato recipe found on then called food.about.com now called dotdash.com
Pan-fried potato cakes (maakouda batata) are a much-loved street food in Morocco, but you’ll also find them prepared at home. This is a traditional version of the patties, made from a mixture of mashed potatoes, garlic, spices and herbs. Zesty seasoning makes all the difference, so don’t be afraid to taste as you go and add some cayenne pepper or notch up the garlic a bit.
Once the patties are shaped, they’re given a dip in egg and flour before heading for the oil. Some Moroccans will dip them in a fritter batter instead.
A traditional Swedish vegetable soup recipe found on godmat.org
It is so nice when the first beets are harvested and you can eat them lightly cooked with a dollop of butter. When they have lost their news value it’s time for soup. This recipe is traditional, but if you want to add an extra spark, serve it with freshly grated horseradish, this lovely gastronomic booster.
A healthy soup recipe found in “Rethink School Lunch –
Cooking With California Food” an E-book published
by Center for Ecoliteracy
This is a classic version of the popular Mexican soup. The meatballs provide protein, while rice adds whole grains to this healthful dish. If desired, you can use all beef instead of half beef and half pork.
A pork stew recipe in holiday mood found in “52 Søndagsmiddager” (52 Sunday Dinners) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1983
The easter holiday is getting close and those who haven’t had enough of snow and skiing yet here in Norway head for the mountains. The more sensible of us stay at home and enjoy the budding spring. What ever we choose, labouring over the pots and pans is a thing to avoid when in the holiday mood, so here’s a quick and easy stew for you