A classic Finish dinner recipe found on what was then called about.co.uk
Karelian Hot Pot or Karjalan Paisti in Finnish is a traditional meat stew from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia). It’s commonly made with a combination of pork and beef but other proteins, like lamb, can be used. Finnish hot pot is typically seasoned with black peppercorns, allspice and bay leaves.
This Finnish stew is made in one large pot over low heat, once everything is chopped, it’s a real hands-off recipe. Serve Karelian Hot Pot as the Finns do, with mashed potatoes and cranberry or lingonberry preserves on the side.
Swedish farmhouse cooking from “IKEA’s Kokebok” (IKEA’s Cook Book) by Carl Butler published in 1979
Carl Butler writes: Pork is a fairly cheap kind of meat. So one should be sure to vary the cooking of it as much as possible. Here is a tasty way with lentils. Lentils is a nice and nutritious vegetable that works well with pork.
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.
An African recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
West African cuisine encompasses a diverse range of foods that are split between its 16 countries. In West Africa, many families grow and raise their own food, and within each there is a division of labor. Indigenous foods consist of a number of plant species and animals, and are important to those whose lifestyle depends on farming and hunting.
The history of West Africa also plays a large role in their cuisine and recipes, as interactions with different cultures (particularly the Arab world and later Europeans) over the centuries have introduced many ingredients that would go on to become key components of the various national cuisines today.
A classic Yugoslavian pork recipe found in “God Mat fra Hele Verden” (Great Food from All Over The World) published by Schibsted in 1971
Juicy, browned steaks of pork are a typical Yugoslavian specialty. Originally this was a favorite dish for excursions ending in a picnics. A shallow hole was dug in the ground making a primitive barbecue fired with wood found around picnic spot. The meat was stuck on wooden sticks and fried over the fire. Initially, the heat should be strong, forming a good brown crust on the meat. The heat was then dampened by covering the flames with ashes and the meat was cooked till done. The meat was repeatedly brushed with oil, but was first seasoned after it was done.
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 soup recipe found in “Flavours of Hungary Recipes” a free E-book publiched by the Hungarian Agricultural Marketing Centre in 2009
Proper ingredients are necessary but not sufficient for full success. The Hungarian “art de la table” does not only cover the ingredients but also the method of preparation. The special flavours of the traditional Hungarian cuisine are produced by the combination of tasty ingredients of excellent quality with their specific mode of preparation.
A quick dinner recipe found in “God Mat på en Halv Timme” (Nice Food in Half an Hour) published by Alt om Mat in 1974
Smoked pork is delicious and often used summer food in Scandinavia. This little recipe has been simplified, but it is undoubtedly an advantage if the meat can stay a while in the “marinade” to pick up flavour.
A dinner recipe found in “Edelmiddag” en gratis E-booklet published by Gilde.no
The plates on the pictures in this booklet are divided into two. The top section shows various juicy and tasty dishes made with pork. The bottom part shows various types of exciting accessories that taste very well with the pork.