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Flavors of the Fjords (hardcopy)

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by Faith Connors & Tracy Connors, Bjorn & Tove Fladvad

  • Flavors of the Fjords the most comprehensive history of any Norwegian-American family yet prepared, including its holiday recipes, travels, photographs, and correspondence.
  • Recipes for over 100 holiday cookies, cakes and breads, toppings, and puddings.
  • Includes a 1,800-word Norwegian-English glossary, with useful terms for foods and cooking, but also family, kinship, home, and utensils. The Glossary is the first designed specifically to help readers wishing to translate their family Norwegian recipes.
  • Recipes and family history are interwoven with fascinating bits of Norwegian social history, including explanations of Norwegian Holiday traditions and customs, many of them kept alive to this day by millions of Norwegian-American families.

Description

Norwegian History, Heritage, and Culture–Through Delicious Holiday Food

“Flavors of the Fjords” is a combination of cookbook and family history assembled by the Fladvad-Bjorke family. The book may be the most detailed history of a Norwegian-American family yet published, and it serves as a model of what many Norwegian-American families could do to preserve knowledge of their past and the stories of their ancestors’ immigration.”
News of Norway, Norwegian Embassy, Washington, D. C.

Briefly…

  • Flavors of the Fjords is the most comprehensive history of any Norwegian-American family yet prepared, including its holiday recipes, travels, photographs, and correspondence.
  • Recipes for over 100 holiday cookies, cakes and breads, toppings, and puddings.
  • Includes a 1,800-word Norwegian-English glossary, with useful terms for foods and cooking, but also family, kinship, home, and utensils. The Glossary is the first designed specifically to help readers wishing to translate their family Norwegian recipes.
  • Recipes and family history are interwoven with fascinating bits of Norwegian social history, including explanations of Norwegian Holiday traditions and customs, many of them kept alive to this day by millions of Norwegian-American families.
  • Numerous links to authoritative external sites provide quick, convenient additional information for e-Publication readers.
  • Flavors includes rare letters and photographs from family members describing the trials of life in German-occupied Norway during World War II.
  • Recipes are really interesting and fun to read. The Authors have included copious notes on Norway, its people, and its cooking. In addition, many of the recipes pages include period photographs of family members who were connected with the recipe.

The authentic, mouth-watering, easy-to-prepare Norwegian holiday recipes are based on an original, 19th century manuscript cookbook prepared by Marie Theresa Fladvad, a beautiful, intelligent émigré who married into an established Newport, Rhode Island family at the turn of the 20th century.

Flavors includes over 100 authentic recipes prepared by Marie Fladvad.

A “distinctive” cookbook, Flavors includes colorful background on the original author, a beautiful, turn-of-the-century Norwegian immigrant, Marie Theresa Fladvad, who married and settled in Newport, Rhode Island. After her husband abandoned her and their four daughters, she refused to give up. Instead, she went into real estate, buying property on the basis of her good name and common sense. She was an active Suffragette, in addition to becoming a valued member of the Newport , R.I. Chamber of Commerce–and, its first businesswoman member, in 1915.

These dishes reflect the authentic cooking of the old country, and those flavors, uniquely Norwegian, brought to America by nearly one million Norwegian immigrants.
Interesting and poignant family recollections shed light on life in Newport, Rhode Island at the turn of the century. All was not “Bellevue Avenue high life.”

One chapter traces the history of the Fladvad and Bjørke family farms in Central and Western Norway from 1400-1900, using information obtained from Norwegian archives. Fascinating glimpses of life and times in Norway since written records were first kept are revealed.

 

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Hard Bound, eBook