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This book is from the most successful visual travel guide series ever, with beautifully commissioned photographs and invaluable tips about where to stay, eat, and visit. It includes information of local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation. If you are planning a trip to Sweden, you’ll want to have this book along. All the most interesting sights to see are covered, along with practical advice on recreational activities, nightlife, and local culinary specialties. 352 pages. Sturdy flex-cover paperback with flaps.
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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.
Rural by luck, Norwegian by birth, Lutheran, by golly!
A Nostalgic look at what life was like in the rural midwest in the 40s and 50s! From school days and church attendance, to courting customs and holiday celebrations, this book gives readers a glimpse into a bygone age. Paperback.
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.
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