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This newly designed, beginner-level Danish audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence while abroad. The audio CD features native Danish speakers using phrases you’re likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. Pack includes sturdy 2-color booklet with phonetic transcription, handy tips and key word reminders. The audio CD runs for 60 minutes and the contents can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.
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From smörgåsbord and St. Lucia processions to Christmas Eve gatherings with family and friends, Swedish Americans are linked through the generations by a legacy of meatballs and lutefisk.
Christmas traditions, particularly those involving food, often honor our ancestors. Throughout the Midwest where Swedish immigrants settled, the dishes placed on the julbord (Christmas table) tell stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we are heading.
In exploring these holiday customs, Patrice Johnson begins with her own family’s Christmas Eve gathering, which involves a combination of culinary traditions: allspice-scented meatballs, Norwegian lefse served Swedish style (warm with butter), and more. Just as she tracks down the meanings behind why her family celebrates as it does, she reaches into the lives and histories of other Swedish Americans with their own stories, their own versions of traditional recipes, their own joys of the season. The result is a fascinating exploration of the Swedish holiday calendar and its American translation.
Featured dishes include yellow pea soup (ärtsoppa) and Swedish pancakes (Svenska plättar); assorted Swedish cookies like pepparkakor, rosettes, and meringues; meatballs with pickled cucumber; the julhög, a breakfast pyramid of bread, cheese, fruit, and cookies; and so much more. Come, raise a glass of punch, hear tell of holidays past, snack on cardamom bread, and celebrate jul the Swedish-American way.
Celebrate Christmas Scandinavian style—where every day from the first Advent Sunday to the end of December is part of the holiday. Trine Hahnemann serves up a cornucopia of festive recipes for brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches, and dinners, all filled with traditional goodies and delicious modern dishes. Enjoy regional specialties such as spiced gløgg wine, Slow-Cooked Goose with Apples and Prunes, Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Caramel Potatoes, Meatballs with Pickled Beets, and Chocolate-Dipped Candied Oranges. Skol!
Trine Hahnemann has written five cookbooks in her native Danish and two in English, The Scandinavian Cookbook and The Nordic Diet. Hahnemann started out as a caterer for rock stars, including Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen, and today owns and runs a café in Denmark’s House of Parliament as well as several large corporate cafés. An advocate for sustainable and organically sourced food, Hahnemann also writes for zesterdaily.com and appears regularly in magazines and newspapers in the US, Britain, and Denmark. To learn more, visit trinehahnemann.com. She lives in Copenhagen.
144 pages. Hardcover.
Discover all the scrumptious flavors of ebelskivers, the puffy Danish pancakes that have become a Scandinavian favorite. This cookbook offers more than 40 recipes that take ebelskivers from morning to midnight, with breakfast flavors such as Spiced Apple and Maple-Nut; savory bites like Fig & Prosciutto and Herbed Goat Cheese; and sweet desserts such as Molten Chocolate ebelskivers. Also included are how-to photos and steps for perfecting your technique. Paperback. 112 pages.
This best selling phrase book series contains a color-coded system that makes words and phrases easy to find. It is broken down by basic expressions, arrival, hotel, eating out, sightseeing, relaxing, shopping guide, bank, mail, telephone, doctor, reference sections, grammar and dictionary. It also includes handy travel information, tips and much more. Paperback.
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