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Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions — Patrice Johnson Book Launch

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm

Jul: Swedish American Holiday TraditionsPatrice Johnson Book Launch

Celebrate the launch of Patrice Johnson’s new book, Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions, by tasting recipes and hearing 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 Stephanie Hansen the blogger, photographer, podcaster and social commentator behind

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 as of 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.

$5 General Admission. Includes samples of select recipes.

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