\u201cAlthough I never physically fit in . . . being the sole tall, awkward African American among a sea of beautiful blonde, blue-eyed Swedes, it was my home. When I tasted the first potato of the summer, just dug out of the ground, or when I picked the first ripe cloudberry and popped it in my mouth, or when I took in the scent of seawater and we grilled salmon just off the boat, it didn\u2019t matter what I looked like-I was Swedish. I was home, and I did belong.\u201dDrawing on her fondest childhood memories, Helene Henderson offers welcome insight into the treasures of Swedish cooking. From the potato, a Swedish staple, to dessert, the star of Swedish cuisine, The Swedish Table contains more than 125 recipes, including Yellow Pea Soup with Bacon (\u00c4rtsoppa), Lentil Salad with Radishes (Linssallad), Aquavit and Dill Marinated Salmon (Gravlax), Swedish Meatballs with Gravy (K\u00f6ttbullar), and the country\u2019s traditional pastry, Bulla.Encompassing both traditional Swedish dishes and modern, updated recipes, Henderson combines the ingredients and scents from the past with the produce and flavor of today. The Swedish Table includes an extensive guide to Swedish traditions and celebrations, the foods that accompany them, and a color gallery of photographs. With this complete collection of elegant yet easy-to-follow recipes, Henderson takes us on an enticing tour through the magic of the forest, the lakes, and the farms of the Swedish countryside.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 203 x 20 mm
"As someone who loves to eat and has enjoyed Helene's cooking, I certainly recommend this very interesting cookbook.
" -Barbra Streisand
"The Swedish Table
is an amazing cookbook that wonderfully captures the simplicity and beauty of `husmanskost'-Swedish home cooking". -Marcus Samuelsson, author of Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine
and Yes, Chef
This is a wonderful book with delightful stories about Helene's childhood in Sweden. She is a talented cook and creatively combines Swedish classic recipes with contemporary ingredients. I can't wait to get into the kitchen and to start cooking!
" -Beatrice Ojakangas, author of Scandinavian Cooking