Well, here we go! My book release is happening soon, as is the Launch Party at the American Swedish Institute. I hope you can join us for a night of fun, food, and cocktails. Here are a few details straight from ASI!
Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions — Patrice Johnson Book Launch
Celebrate the launch of, Patrice Johnson’s new book by tasting recipes and hearing directly from the author during this moderated Q&A session. Patrice Johnson is an author, self-described Nordic food geek and a popular ASI Nordic Table instructor. She will be joined by blogger, photographer, podcaster, and social commentator behind StephaniesDish.com, Stephanie Hansen.
From smörgåsbord to St. Lucia processions, Swedish Americans are linked through the generations by a legacy of meatballs, lutfisk and other dishes often related to holiday traditions. Johnson explores the meanings and stories behind these various versions of celebrations and new approaches to traditional recipes. Featured recipes from the book include yellow pea soup (ärtsoppa), Swedish pancakes (Svenska plättar) and assorted Swedish cookies.
The book is available November 1, 2017. You can purchase copies at this event, in the ASI Museum Store, and from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, $24.95 hardcover, 264 pages.