Farm Recipes and Food Secrets from the Norske Nook

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299172343
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 546,391
  • 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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Me and the Norske Nook, the Restaurant in Osseo, Wisconsin xi
Breads, Rolls, and Sweet Dough Treats 1
Hints 2
Breads 4
Rolls 7
Sweet Dough Treats 11
Biscuits, Quick Breads, and Muffins 15
Soups 21
Hints 22
Soups 23
Assorted Meats and Gravies 37
Hints 39
Beef and Pork Dishes and Their Gravies 41
Turkey, Chicken, and Their Gravies and Stuffings 50
Bolognas, Sausage, Liver, and Tongue 54
Fresh and Canned Treasures from the Garden and Wild Patches 61
Salads and Dressings 62
Vegetables 67
Hints for Home Canning 76
Jams and Jellies 78
Fruit Sauces 81
Pickles, Relishes, Canned Vegetables, and Mincemeat 85
Farm Meals 95
Country Breakfasts 96
Hints for Country Eggs 99
Farm Lunches 101
Everyday Dinners 106
Farm Suppers 107
Sunday Dinners, Holiday Menus, and a Country Picnic 110
Pies, Tortes, Pan Desserts, and Puddings 115
Hints for Pies 117
Hints for Crusts 118
Pie Crusts 120
Hints for Meringues 122
Pies 123
Tortes, Pan Desserts, and Puddings 138
Cakes, Bars, and Frostings 155
Hints for Cakes and Bars 157
Cakes 160
Bars 181
Hints for Frostings 186
Frostings 186
Cookies and Fry Cakes 195
Hints for Cookies 196
Cookies 198
Hints for Fry Cakes 211
Fry Cakes 213
Fry Cake Frostings and Toppings 214
Homemade Ice Creams and Toppings 217
Ice Creams 218
Toppings 223
Old-Fashioned Beverages and New-Fangled Punches 225
Scandinavian Specialties 237
Good Kitchen Tools and Mail-Order Products 259
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2004

    Wonderful Recipes-Great Country Fun

    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.

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