Swedish Touches: Recipes and Traditions

Written by Martha Wiberg Thompson

Retail: $14.95
ISBN: 9781932043532
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Pages: 160

This long-awaited update of Penfield’s Superbly Swedish includes classic Swedish-American recipes and a fascinating glimpse into the traditions of Swedish Americans, one of America’s most colorful and artistic ethnic groups.

The book has beautiful photos of customs, festivities, foodways, and institutions that carry on the best of Sweden’s Old World traditions. Color reproductions are included of works by famous Swedish artists and American artists of Swedish descent, including Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, Carl Milles, John F. Carlson, Birger Sandzen, Paul Granlund, and others.

A section on Swedish folk arts, and Dala painting, as revived in America, include Dala interiors by Karen Jenson, noted Minnesota folk artist. Take a tour of interesting Swedish historic sites in America, including those in Lindsborg, Kansas; Bishop Hill, Illinois; Scandia, Minnesota; and The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

Midwest Independent Publishers Association 2006 prize winner