American country cooking is a story of cows and chickens, grains and fresh vegetables and wild berries. It is simple and honest and touched with nostalgia, a bit of ethnicity, regionality, and history. This excellent selection of delicious home-style recipes by veteran food writer Beatrice Ojakangas highlights dishes that reflect many parts of the country and many different cuisines. Her recipe for Swedish Meatballs includes sauces adaptable for Asian-, Indian-, Italian-, and Russian-style meals, while her moist and sumptuous Chocolate-Applesauce Cake is a distinctive Dutch favorite, and her original Country-Style Ice Cream is a traditional treat all will love. Each recipe has been tested and reworked to make it easy to prepare with today’s ingredients and a joy to share with friends and family.
“A delightful hit parade of native classics.” —Publishers Weekly
Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of more than twenty cookbooks, including The Great Scandinavian Baking Book and Scandinavian Feasts, both published by Minnesota. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.