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Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes

2005
Author:

Beatrice Ojakangas

Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes

American classics filled with country goodness—even better than Grandma used to make!

This excellent selection of delicious home-style recipes by veteran food writer Beatrice Ojakangas highlights dishes that reflect many different cuisines. The recipe for Swedish Meatballs includes sauces adaptable for Asian-, Indian-, Italian-, and Russian-style meals, while the moist and sumptuous Chocolate-Applesauce Cake is a distinctive Dutch favorite, and original Country-Style Ice Cream is a traditional treat all will love.

Duluth’s own Beatrice Ojakangas has written a lot of cookbooks that have garnered worldwide acclaim, but my favorite is her Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes. It’s partly a primer for basic American cooking techniques, partly a history lesson and all a joy to read. Originally published in 1988, it stays in print due to its general excellence.

Land

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.


Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes

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.

Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes

Duluth’s own Beatrice Ojakangas has written a lot of cookbooks that have garnered worldwide acclaim, but my favorite is her Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes. It’s partly a primer for basic American cooking techniques, partly a history lesson and all a joy to read. Originally published in 1988, it stays in print due to its general excellence.

Land

A delightful hit parade of native classics.

Publishers Weekly

Great Old-Fashioned American Recipes

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

What Is American Country Cooking?
Beef
Pork, Lamb & Game
Poultry
Fish & Seafood
Grains, Beans & Pasta
Hearty Soups & Stews
Finger Foods, Snacks & Sandwiches
Vegetables & Side Dishes
Salads & Relishes
Breads
Cakes & Cookies
Desserts
Beverages, Confections & Jams

Index