Jul by Patrice Johnson


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 meatba...

Details Jul

Release DateNov 1st, 2017
PublisherMinnesota Historical Society Press
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature, Nonfiction, Holiday, Christmas

Reviews Jul

  • Sheri
    A gorgeous book filled with warm memories, Swedish traditions, and classic recipes.
  • Catherine
    (Note: The cover design isn't showing up in Goodreads yet as I'm writing this, but it is a beautiful book.) I was lucky enough to read an advance e-copy of this book being published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, and man am I excited now to have the real thing in my hands come November. Patrice Johnson connects wonderful foods (who knew Swedish food could have so many spices?) with the hilarious and heartening stories of her childhood...
  • Penmouse
    Jul by Patrice M. Johnson is a truly lovely holiday cookbook which features Swedish recipes although some of the recipes cross through other Scandinavian countries. I found plenty of similar recipes often prepared by Norwegian cooks for example. (My husband comes from a Norwegian background so I've learned to cook Scandinavian recipes). I love my copy of Scandinavian Home Cooking which is a cookbook filled with simple Scandinavian-style recipes. ...
  • Cat
    I'm not Swedish, but have enjoyed their culture and traditions since discovering them a few years back (I even bought julbuk ornaments one year as gifts for friends and family!). I also remember how much my family enjoyed going to the Sweden House restaurant years ago; I wanted to see if any of the recipes for the foods were in this book. None that I could tell- it was pretty American! That out of the way, I look forward to trying some of these r...