Hot Gipsy Tartlets / Varme Sigøyner-Tarteletter

A traditional gipsy recipe found in “Matglede Som Aldri Før”
(Joy of Food Like Never Before) published by
Scandinavisk Presse in 1977

Hot Gipsy Tartlets / Varme Sigøyner-Tarteletter

Gypsy cuisine has been called “the little known soul food”. Gypsies have a rich and complicated identity and history, which is reflected in the delicious complexity of the food, and, like most things, it’s a lot better when you understand it. First, the word “Gypsy” is the term that gadjé (Rromanes for non-Romani people) have used to refer to Roma, the ethnic group originating in India around the eleventh century.

Gypsies divide food into two categories: “ordinary” and “auspicious” or “lucky” (baxtalo). Auspicious foods are believed to be particularly healthy for the body and soul, and these beliefs are likely rooted in Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu system of medicine that uses food, herbs, and yogic breathing to balance the body.

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Pork Chops Provençale / Koteletter Provençale

A French dinner recipe found in “52 Søndagsmiddager” (52 Sunday Dinners) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1983koteletter provencale_post

There is something homely and nice about pork chops. In all the changing food fashions that I’ve seen up through my life pork chops have been just like denims, impossible to kill by the people who like to tell us what we should eat or wear – Ted  😉

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French Pot Roast / Fransk Grytestek

A dinner recipe found in”Husmorens Store Kokebok”
(The Housewife’s Big Cook Book) published in 1963
French Pot Roast / Fransk Grytestek

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  😉

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Scampi as in Greece / Scampi på Gresk

A delicious shelfish recipe found in “Carl Butlers Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance)
published in 1991

Scampi as in Greece / Scampi på Gresk

If you have been to Greece, you are probably recognising this dish. You can make either with scampi or with large prawns.

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Rice Ring With Curry Fish / Risrand med Karry-fisk

 A spicy fish dish recipe found in “Ris & Pasta” (Rice & Pasta)
published by Lademann in 1978
Rice Ring With Curry Fish / Risrand med Karry-fisk
It may look Indian, but it is as Danish as a freshly baked pastry  😉

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British Fry-Up / Britisk Fry-Up

A real classic British breakfast recipe found in a booklet published by gilde.no
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It was somewhat strange to find such an utter British dish in a booklet from a Norwegian meat supplier, but so what. I’m a real sucker for a solid breakfast and always go for the full english when in Britiain. Continental is for sissies – Ted  😉

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Crazy Bread with Marinara Sauce / Crazy Brød med Marinarasaus

A recipe from Saveur’s test kitchen found on saveur.com
Crazy Bread with Marinara Sauce / Crazy Brød med Marinarasaus

Add a little “kick” to this homemade version of Little Caesar’s “Crazy Bread” by sprinkling on a little chile flake before dunking in hot marinara.

Test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin grew up eating Little Caesar’s pizza with her family and friends, and was particularly fond of the crazy bread on the menu, thus inspiring her to make this homemade version. She loves to sprinkle it with chile flakes before dipping it in hot marinara sauce.

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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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One-Pan English Breakfast / Pannestekt Engelsk Frokost

A quick breakfast recipe found on BBCgoodfood
One-Pan English Breakfast / Pannestekt Engelsk Frokost

This combines all the best ingredients of a traditional English breakfast in one frying pan, with no need to chop anything.

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Million Mince with Mash / Millionbøf med Mos

A classic Danish lunch/dinner recipe found on familiejournal.dk
Million Mince with Mash / Millionbøf med Mos

Million mince is a delicious dish and it is very easy to make. When many ingredients are allowed to simmer with the meat, you get an incredibly nice mince that tastes great.

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Dublin Bay Prawn Bisque / Dublin Bay Kremet Rekesuppe

An updated Irish classic recipe found on delish.com
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Creamy and spicy, this update on the classic Irish soup will impress any foodie and is hearty enough to be a meal in itself.

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French Ham Plate / Fransk Skinketallerken

A Continental lunch plate recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads
Store Salatbok” (The Norwegian Weekly Family Magazine’s
Large Salad Book) published in 1984

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Caponata Palermitana – Sicilian Sweet & Sour Vegetables / Sicilianske Sur-Søte Grønnsaker

A vegetarian lunch recipe from “The Sainsbury
Book of Italian Cooking” published in 1979

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A delicious vegetable lunch dish full of Mediterranean goodies. Serve it with fresh ciabattas og en Ruffino Classico and close your eyes and imagine yourself seated at a sidewalk table in Palermo. Sounds nice doesn’t it, particularly here in Oslo, where the winter’s first snow fell yesterday – Ted  😉

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Guisado – Filipino Braised Beef with Tomatoes / Filipinsk Braisert Oksekjøtt med Tomater

A dinner recipe found in “Asia – Culinary Journey”
published in 1987

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In this dish East and West meet. Tender roast beef braised with garlic, onions and tomatoes in Spanish manner, but fresh ginger and soy sauce gives the dish a touch of the Orient. Serve with white rice or noodles.

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Chinese Inspired Mushroom Toast / Kinainspirerad Svamptoast

A tempting sandwich recipe foubd in “Stora Boken om
Smörgåsar og Smörgåstårtor” (The Big Book on Sandwiches
and Sandwich Cakes) published in 1985

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