Farm Recipes and Food Secrets from the Norske Nook

Farm Recipes and Food Secrets from the Norske Nook

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by Helen Myhre, Mona Vold
     
 

When a small-town cafe in Osseo, Wisconsin, was praised for "some of the world’s best pies" in the best-selling guidebook Roadfood, Helen Myhre and the Norske Nook became famous! The same home-cooking tips Helen shared on "Late Night with David Letterman" she now shares with you. From breads to gravies, meats to jellies, and of course, that celebrated

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When a small-town cafe in Osseo, Wisconsin, was praised for "some of the world’s best pies" in the best-selling guidebook Roadfood, Helen Myhre and the Norske Nook became famous! The same home-cooking tips Helen shared on "Late Night with David Letterman" she now shares with you. From breads to gravies, meats to jellies, and of course, that celebrated sour cream raisin pie, Myhre shows you how to bring a rich, thick slice of Midwest cooking into your kitchen.

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"The only problem I have with the Norske Nook—home of Helen Myhre’s unsurpassed Banana Cream Pie—is getting to it. The crowds are so large, they show up on satellite photographs. The secret ingredients in Helen’s pie crust— which must be the best pie crust anywhere—are here revealed, at last!"—Michael Feldman, author and radio host of Whaddya Know?

"This book makes me feel like a member of the Myhre family. Helen pulls out a dining room chair, inviting me to sit for a spell.  Over melt-in-the-mouth pot roast and pie, we catch up on the kids and the locals who give Osseo its Lake Wobegon qualities. I'm back home again."—Joanne Stuttgen, author of Café Wisconsin

"Helen Myhre says two things are important for good farm cooking: your hands (‘you have to dig in . . . to know how things should look and feel’) and butter (‘lots of butter’). I'll add one more thing: this cookbook. Helen makes me listen, laugh, and learn."—Terese Allen, author of Hometown Flavor and Fresh Market Wisconsin

Joanne Stuttgen
This book makes me feel like a member of the Myhre family. Helen pulls out a dining room chair, inviting me to sit for a spell. Over melt in the mouth pot roast and pie, we catch up on the kids and the locals who give Osseo its Lake Wobegon qualities. I'm back home again.
Terese Allen
Helen Myhre says two things are important for good farm cooking: your hands ('you have to dig in . . . to know how things should look and feel') and butter ('lots of butter'). I'll add one more thing: this cookbook. Helen makes me listen, laugh, and learn.
KLIATT
The legendary Osseo, Wisconsin restaurant has come out with a cookbook of honest-to-goodness "down home" cooking. Helen says, "recipes aren't just formulas, you have to get to know how things should look and feel, you have to dig in." She provides a vast selection of true Midwestern recipes along with running commentary about Osseo present and past. Through her eyes, we find out what it was like to prepare meals and to live during the Depression. Helen also provides a wealth of information about cooking and baking techniques. She makes readers feel as if they are a part of her family. This comprehensive book provides recipes for many different areas, from pickles to breads, soups, main dishes, pies and tortes, cookies and cakes, along with Norwegian specialties. Some of the featured recipes: Seventh Heaven Stuffing for Turkey, Glazed Baby Beets, Glazed Peach Pie, Cream Puffs, Dark Rolled Molasses Cookies, Lutefisk, Peach Pickles, and Rhubarb Cream Pie. This cookbook features a wealth of information that would be helpful to both the novice and the experienced cook. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 269p. index., $21.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Shirley Reis; IMC Dir., Lake Shore M.S., Mequon, WI , September 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299172343
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
413,623
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Helen Myhre, a farm wife before she founded the Norske Nook, has retired and still lives in Osseo, Wisconsin. Mona Vold is a journalist and writer who also lives in the area. The Norske Nook still welcomes hungry visitors to downtown Osseo in Northwest Wisconsin, just off Interstate 94.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The country humor in this cookbook is entertaining and the recipes are delicious. I purchased my first copy at the Norske Nook in Osseo, Wisconsin when we stopped to eat (yes, the food is wonderful!). I am ordering more copies as gifts to my friends and daughters.