Every time we go to the library, I can’t help but scan the ‘for sale’ shelves, which are full of old books donated to the library to sell for profit. Hardcover books go for a whole dollar, and I’ve brought home some gems— like this book, “Scandinavian Cooking For Pleasure.”
This book was published in 1970 and was written for a British audience (the preface goes into how different ‘Scandinavian mealtime’ and “British mealtime’ is— ironically Scandinavian mealtimes are very much like American mealtimes— although I could always go for tea!
The photos are awesomely vintage in that special late 60s/70s vibe, and for someone not used to much sea food, some of the dishes seem very exotic and strange (are those fish in the jell-o mold?)
I thought you might enjoy a peek at this treasure trove of Scandinavian cuisine….
Poached cod. This land-locked Okie has no idea how you’d go about digging into a whole fish with scales and eyeballs and all. Perhaps I’ll learn in New England 😉
A Danish Christmas Eve dinner table. I swoon over the adorableness! The candles, the flags, the foods…perfection!
A Danish birthday pretzle and a selection of Danish pastries. Ok, now I’m starving. I admit, I bought this book specifically for this section 😉
Now who wants fika?! I do, I do! 🙂
*Scandinavian Cooking for Pleasure was written by Jytte Hardisty, you can find a used copy via Amazon HERE