By Judith Pierce Rosenberg
A Swedish Kitchen: Recipes and memories is the tale of an American woman's 25-year love affair with the land, humans, and delicacies of this Nordic state. Sharing her love of nutrition and cooking, Judith Pierce Rosenberg leads readers to markets looking for wild strawberries and smoked reindeer, and to cafés for a cup of robust Swedish espresso and a kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) or mazarin (almond tart). between her culinary adventures are dinner at a wasteland resort, a medieval dinner party, and a Christmas smorgasbord with the entire trimmings.
Throughout this culinary memoir, Rosenberg interweaves the ancient and cultural context of Swedish cooking, explaining the historical past of waffles and the traditions in the back of Saint Lucia Day. A Swedish Kitchen contains eighty recipes that spotlight conventional Swedish flavors and components, akin to purple currants, cloudberries, and cardamom, Recipes are designed to be used within the American kitchen, permitting readers and chefs to simply arrange such Swedish favorites as rabarbersoppa (rhubarb soup), prinsesstårta (princess cake), and Janssons frestele (Jansson's temptation).
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A Swedish Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) by Judith Pierce Rosenberg