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Lindahl, Sophia, ed. Fullständigaste Svensk-Amerikansk Kokbok = Swedish-English cookbook. Chicago: The Engberg-Holmberg Pub. Co., 1897. 8vo (20.1 cm, 7.9"). 378, [6 (adv.)] pp.; illus. $175.00
Early Swedish-American cookery, printed in double columns of => side-by-side Swedish and English. Unsurprisingly present here are meatballs, fish pudding, "Swedish salad" (this recipe calling for chopped herring, beef, potatoes, beets, apples, anchovies, cucumbers, and hardboiled eggs, topped with oysters), cabbage with cream, gravlax, and other classics, along with dishes reflecting more international influences ("macaroni a la Ricadonna," Russian fish soup, turkey stuffed "in French manner") — and => specifically American items such as "To smoke ham in the American way," "Potatoes in Kentucky style," and Philadelphia ice cream. Cranberries are substituted for lingonberries in several places, including the recipe for lingonsaft. Also present is an assortment of sample menus including smorgasbords, small dinners, grand dinners, and seasonally themed everyday meals.
This cookbook comes from its Swedish-American publishing house => "med femtio illustrationer" — with 50 in-text engravings depicting "biff a la mode," kalfhufvud, a pyramid of crabs, and other tempting dishes, with some illustrations signed by E. Tiling, C. Laplante, Berveiller, and other hands. At the back of the volume are several pages of illustrated advertising for books in Swedish. This is the second appearance, following the first edition of 1895; the 1895 printing is scarce and this one only slightly less so.
Brown lists only two Swedish-American cookbooks printed prior to Lindahl's.
Brown, Culinary Americana, 741. Not in Cagle & Stafford. Publisher's printed paper–covered boards with green cloth shelfback, spine with gilt-stamped title; covers darkened and spotted not unattractively, cloth wrinkled, extremities rubbed, hinges (inside) slightly tender. Pages gently age-toned; small stain to upper outer edges extending onto upper outer margins of first few leaves, two pages with offsetting from now-absent laid-in item. => A clean, pleasing copy of the 1897 edition, in the original binding. (40907) Please RESHELVE This.
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