Kathleen Stokker provides a fascinating description of Norwegian Christmas folk traditions and their evolution in the U.S. with hundreds of evocative stories, recipes and memories. With scores of accounts of ancient and modern Christmases, this book reminds Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans of their connections to each other and explains how their celebrations differ on this joyous family holiday. Paperback.
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. 288 pages. Flex cover with flaps.
Keep on Rolling! Life on the Lefse Trail and Learning to Get a Round
When lefse aficionado Gary Legwold wrote The Last Word on Lefse, he fretted that the grand old practice of lease making was dying. Now, 25 years later, he assesses the State of the Lefse Union and finds it to be vibrant.
Apparently The Last Word on Lefse wasn’t the last word arter all! Follow the vibrant lefse trail into kitchens (both professional and amateur) throughout the country, visit the world’s largest maker of electric lefse grills in a tiny Iowa town, cheer at a lively lefse-rolling contest, and pick up lefse-making tips from experts across the land.This book includes stories, a lefse song, and step-by-step visual instructions!
– Sing a newly composed song about lefse and tradition—premiered in this book—and join a chorus of lefse makers and eaters in giving thanks for lefse!
Full of humor, gratitude, tendernessm and tears, Keep On Rolling is a book to treasure—and pass on to the next generation.
Based in Minneapolis, Gary Legwold is the author of The Last Word on Lefse, The Last Word on Lutefisk, and the Last Toast to Lutefisk!