Veal Liver with Mushroom Sauce / Kalvelever med Sjampinjongsaus

A recipe found in  “Okse- og Kalvekjøtt” (Beef and Veal) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
Veal Liver with Mushroom Sauce / Kalvelever med Sjampinjongsaus

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Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

A Finnish cake recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken”
(The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978

Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that we both bake and serve cakes with
cranberry jam around our neck of the woods – Ted

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Yugoslavian Culbastija / Jugoslavisk Culbastija

A classic Yugoslavian pork recipe found in “God Mat fra Hele
Verden” (Great Food from All Over The World)
published by Schibsted in 1971
Yugoslavian Culbastija / Jugoslavisk Culbastija

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.

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Chicken Salad / Kyllingsalat

A lunch salad recipe found in “Cattelins Kokebok”
(Cattelin’s Cook Book) published in 1978

Chicken Salad / Kyllingsalat

Cattelin was one of the best and cheapest restaurants in Stockholm. It had survived wars, disasters and changing tastes, and still managed to pack ‘em in until they were forced to shut down in 2011, so they must have done a lot of things right.

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Orange Ice Cream with Meringue and Chocolate Sauce / Appelsinis med Marengs og Sjokoladesaus

A classic dessert recipe found in “Desserter” (Desserts)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

Orange Ice Cream with Meringue and Chocolate Sauce / Appelsinis med Marengs og Sjokoladesaus

Ice cream, meringues and chocolate sauce, man, that makes
any dessert lover sigh with happiness. At least I do,
and that’s just thinking about it

Ted
Winking smile

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Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

En Cake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master
Chef) utgitt av Skandinavisk Presse AS i 1974

Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

This is a juicy, fresh cake with a nice taste of strawberries, which really makes it different and special. It is all right to use overripe berries, and you can also vary the seasoning as desired.

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Fish with Nice Sauce / Fisk med Fin Sås

A seafood recipe found in “God Mat på en 1/2 Timme” (Nice Food in Half an Hour) published by Alt Om Mat in 1974
Fish with Nice Sauce / Fisk med Fin Sås

The simple fish sauce gets a creamy consistency from cream cheese and a spicy touch of mustard. Please try the combination next time you cook fish.

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Norwegian Wheat Biscuits / Hvetekjeks

A classic Norwegian  biscuit recipe  found in “Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book) published Schibstedt in 1978Norwegian Wheat Biscuits / Hvetekjeks

Biscuits, whether made with rye, oats or wheat, are very popular
in Norway. Any biscuit with good butter and Norwegian goat cheese
will bring good childhood memories for most of us. At least for me

Ted
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Chicken Rolls Special / Kyllingrulade Spesial

A delicious lunch recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking
Made Easy Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble in 1978
Chicken Rolls Special / Kyllingrulade Spesial

Crisco is a brand of shortening produced by The J.M. Smucker Company popular in the United States. Introduced in June 1911 by Procter & Gamble, it was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil. Additional products marketed by Smucker under the Crisco brand include a cooking spray, various olive oils, and other cooking oils, including canola, corn, peanut, olive, sunflower, vegetable and blended oils

If you’re living outside the US you can get hold of Crisco
at
My American Market if you want to try it in a typical
American recipe
Ted

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Lunch Rolls with Cheese / Lunch Rundstykker med Ost

A baking recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken”
(The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt i 1978

Lunch Rolls with Cheese / Lunch Rundstykker med Ost

Norwegians seldom eat hot lunches, so fresh bread or rolls is important stuff here round that time of the day whether we’ve packed our lunch before leaving home or buy sandwhiches at a bakers or in the cafeteria at work. Special bread or rolls like these are popular here both home baked and bought.

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Easy Pizza Bread / Enkelt Pizzabrød

A baking recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking  Made Easy Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble co in 1978Easy Pizza Bread / Enkelt Pizzabrød

I love the title of this recipe, “Easy Pizza Bread”. It makes it sound like we’ve baked this kind of bread since times immemorial and here, finally, is a simple and easy to make it. On the other hand I’ve never heard of pizza bread before now

Ted
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Belgian Gaufres Bruxelloises – Brussels Waffles / Brysselervafler

A continental waffle recipe found in “Spesialiteter fra 30 Land”
(Specialities from 30 Countries) av Annette Wolter
utgitt av Norsk Kunstforlag in 1977
Belgian Gaufres Bruxelloises – Brussels Waffles / Brysselervafler

Every country if not every county has got their own waffle recipe here in Europe. This one from Brussels feature grated lemon peel and yeast which will make them fluffy and give them a fresh taste – Ted

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Oven Barbecued Meatballs / Ovnsgrillede Kjøttboller

A dinner recipe found in “Crisco’s Good Cooking Made Easy
Cook Book” published by Procter & Gamble Co in 1978
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Crisco is a brand of shortening produced by The J.M. Smucker Company popular in the United States. Introduced in June 1911 by Procter & Gamble, it was the first shortening to be made entirely of vegetable oil. Additional products marketed by Smucker under the Crisco brand include a cooking spray, various olive oils, and other cooking oils, including canola, corn, peanut, olive, sunflower, vegetable and blended oils.

If you’re living outside the US you can get hold of Crisco at My American Market if you want to try it in a typical American recipe Ted

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Nordic Dip / Nordisk Dipp

A flashback from the seventies found on “European Favourites” published by Collins in 1973
Nordic Dip / Nordisk Dipp

This may very well be a Nordic kind of dip from the early seventies. Paprika was high fashion among the cooking savoir faire back then and you risked getting celery in dishes where they far from belonged. Probably because some local health guru had sworn to its many benefits.

I can even remember a tv ad proclaiming celery’s magnificence as snacks. With this dip you could actually end up dipping pieces of celery in a dip containing celery. I’ve said it before, those were hard times back then.

To make it even worse, the horrid disco music  was lurking in the near future. A few years later you could actually risk sitting somewhere overdosing on celery listening to that horrible music. – Ted

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Chantilly Potatoes / Chantilly Poteter

A quick and easy potato recipe found in “Woman’s Day Best Casseroles To¨Make” published in 1973
Chantilly Potatoes / Chantilly Poteter

A great way to use up leftovers and very versatile. Quick and easy comfort food. Serve the potatoes with a salad and meat leftovers for a great meal.

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