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Scandinavian cookbook recs?

Honeychan | Aug 6, 2007 03:03 AM

I've become really intrigued lately with Scandinavian cooking, partly due to watching the shows on Create, "New Scandinavian Cooking". I really enjoy both watching the travel aspect and the recipies have me wanting to invest in a few good cookbooks, to help me make all that delicious-sounding food! I have a few questions for more informed, knowledgable 'Hounders here.

What are your favorite Scandinavian cookbooks in English? Dates/publishing times aren't needing to be current, as a local used book store has a wide selection of older cookbooks, and I remember seeing more than a couple on Dutch and Swedish cooking. A great older cookbook might even be more desired, based on recipies and if there's a bit on culture and history of the areas. Titles and authors would be most appreciated.

I know lefse is a flat bread. The only thing I can even relate it to, is a tortilla- and i'm sure that doing both a disservice! Are lefse griddles worth the slightly pricey investment? $130 seems to be the going price online, and I have the slight feeling that I may want to get the hang of making lefse decently, before that kind of money dropped. Anything I can use, pan-wise to make it decently?

And finally: Am I going to weigh 300lbs, once I start all the baking? *laughs* All their baked goods sound divinely sinful, I guess I should start giving food away to co-workers!

I thank you in advance for any help,


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