A traditional Swedish lunch/dinner recipe found in “Carl Butler’s Cook Book” published i Norwegian by Cappelen i 1974
Nordic cookbook history was written in 1974. That year a bunch of foodie friends published a cookbook that would become one of Scandinavia’s most popular, “Carl Butler’s Cookbook”. With folded corners, patches of pie dough, tomato and French mustard and an unmistakable scent of herbal spices and garlic it can be found in hundreds of thousands of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian homes. The book put for the first time coq au vin, moussaka and paté on our tables.
A starter/light lunch recipe found in “French Cooking” published Golden Apple in 1986
The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Recent archaeological research produced evidence that the avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago. Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.
A Swedish classic found in “Kulinarisk Pass” (Culinary Passport)
published by Tupperware in 1970
No Swedish Christmas table without Jansson’s! According to insecure sources, the dish has got its name after the opera singer Pelle Janzon, who lived in the last half of the 19th century, and was fond of both good food and drinks. One of the dishes served after the final curtain was this potato and anchovy dish, with plenty of beer and aquavite.
A recipe from a free e-booklet called “10 inspirerende oppskrifter med Jarlsberg” (10 inspirational recipes with Jarlsberg) published by tine.no
Jarlsberg is a light yellow semi-hard rennet cheese (Swiss cheese) with characteristic large holes. The origin is controversial. Some sources can tell that the rennet originally was developed by Anders Larsen Bakke (1815-1899) on Østre Bakke farm in Våle in Vestfold, Norway. On the other hand, ads for Jarlsberger cheese were printed in Norwegian papers as early as in the first half of the 1820s. Jarlsberg cheese is a gautal cheese which is an intermediate between emmentals (Swiss cheese) and Gauda.
A starter/lunch recipe found in “How To Eat Canned Salmon” published by Alaska Packers’ Association in 1900
The Alaska Packers’ Association (APA) was a San Francisco based manufacturer of Alaska canned salmon founded in 1891 and sold in 1982. As the largest salmon packer in Alaska, the member canneries of APA were active in local affairs, and had considerable political influence. The Alaska Packers’ Association is best known for operating the “Star Fleet,” the last fleet of commercial sailing vessels on the West Coast of North America, as late as 1927.
Salmon and scrambled eggs are classic Norwegian summer food. I have had variations of this dish at more Norwegian outdoor restaurants than I can remember and usually the food has been as expected; Tasteful and delicious.