This is the story of an American womans 25-year love affair with the land, people, and cuisine of this Nordic nation. Sharing her love of food and cooking, Judith Pierce Rosenberg leads readers to markets in search of wild strawberries and smoked reindeer and to cafes for a cup of strong Swedish coffee and a kanelbulle (cinnamon bun) or mazarin (almond tart). Among her culinary adventures are dinner at a wilderness lodge, a medieval banquet, and a Christmas smorgasbord with all the trimmings. Throughout this culinary memoir, Rosenberg interweaves the historical and cultural context of Swedish cooking, explaining the history of waffles and the traditions behind Saint Lucia Day. A Swedish Kitchen includes 80 recipes that highlight traditional Swedish flavours and ingredients, such as red currants, cloudberries, and cardamom. Recipes are designed for use in the American kitchen enabling readers and cooks to easily prepare such Swedish favourites as, rabarbersoppa (rhubarb soup), prinsesstarta (princess cake), and Janssons frestelse (Janssons temptation).
Judith Pierce Rosenberg