A spicy vegetable dish from “Lettvint For Små Familier” (Easy For Small Families) published by Hjemmets Bokklubb in 1979
This tasty dish is the Moroccan reply in Frenc’s well known ratatouille. It is similar to the French dish only better if you let it mature a few days in the refrigerator. The flavours go together making a firework of tastes.
A vegetarian recipe found in “Varme Småretter” (Hot Snacks) puplished by Gyldendal in 1991
Pizza is as nutritious and as good a food as a warm cheese sandwiches.
If you want a stronger taste on the pizza, spread a little ketchup or tomato paste on the dough before adding the vegetables. As cheese you can use any firm white cheese. Mixing different cheeses works well too.
A traditional Norwegian dish found in REMA 1000’s booklet
“Norske Klassikere” (Norwegian Classics)
We got three kinds of “lapskaus” in Norway; soup lapskaus, light lapskaus and brown lapskaus, all traditional dishes, and the word “lapskaus” does not in any way describe what sort of dishes we’re talking about, it makes no sense at all really, so when I decided to post this post to day I took it upon me to find out where the word comes from.
Surprisingly enough “lapskaus” comes from the English “lobscouse”. The origin is uncertain, but probably the word is composed of “lob” meaning lump, and “course” meaning course or dish. Translated into modern language it simply becomes “lumpy dish”, which is a straightforward enough description of the different Norwegian versions of lapskaus.
In context: Like with most traditional dishes around the world you would find a lot of different recipes for lapskaus in Norway. My mother, for instance, made hers with beef and not pork and she never used celeriac or onions and she served it with wholemeal bread and not flatbread. And as a good son, that’s how I make and serve mine – Ted 😉
A recipe from “Den Nye Maten” (The New Food) published by Aschehoug in 1979
My first waffle recipe to day was rather decadent, so if you like your waffles healthier and more wholesome this is the recipe for you. “The New Food” was one of the first cook books in Norwegian that managed to make healthy food look tempting, even delicious. Other cook books on the theme had been published earlier of course, we’re not all born behind the barn you know 😉 . On the other hand, these books had a certain old schoolbook feel to them and the pictures in them made the food look dull and unappetizing.
A recipe from “Sommermat” (Summer Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebok Klubb in 1979
Potato patties are user friendly. They are easy to make, easy to store and can be used for just about anything. You can decide for yourself which tastes version you want, it can be made sweet or salty, or with onion or other tasteful ingredients. And Potato patties are seasonally independent, and suitable as a good meal all year round for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a quick sandwich or a midnight snack. The recipe shown here is a lunch/light dinner version.
“Raggmunk” is a Swedish version: fried potato patties served with fried bacon and lingonberry jam, easy to make and very tasty.
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A recipe from “Berømte Retter” (Famous Dishes) published by Ernst G Mortensen in 1970
Tradition has it that this dish is named after an Imam (Islamic priest) who was a gourmet. He was so overwhelmed by the delicious aroma of this court, that he fainted. Evil tongues will, however, have it that it was not the lovely scent, but the strong smell of garlic that made the priest faint. Imam Bayildir are usually eaten cold with bread. It is a very refreshing on a hot summer day in Turkey, and probably also on a British or American Midsummer Days.
Recipes from “Grønnsak Retter” (Vegetable Dishes) published by J W Cappelen in 1951
You got to remember that back in the early fifties most people ate vegetables simply because it was considered healthy and not based on present day’s vegetarian philosophies so these recipe may feature both eggs, butter, cream and cheese.
Lunch recipes from “Snarmat til hverdag og fest” (Quick food for weekdays and parties) published by N W Damm & Sønn in 1956
Back in the fifties when the better situated housewives had their female friends over for lunch here in Norway a few dry sandwiches simply wouldn’t do. And knowing my country men and women I’m sure this luncheons could turn out to be quite a competition as time went. Here’s one suggestion for such a lunch –Ted