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The Finnish Cookbook

The Finnish Cookbook

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The Finnish Cookbook by Beatrice Ojakangas, Minnesota-based cooking author. Finland's best-selling cookbook adapted for American kitchens. Includes recipes for sour rye bread, Bishop's pepper cookies, and Finnish smorgasboard.
  • ITEM #: BK0517501112
  • MATERIAL: Hardcover
  • Part of the Crown Class Cookbook Series.
  • Publisher: Crown Publishers, 1989.
Review Summary
19 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (19 of 19 responses)
By Mark
Great book
March 27, 2023
Has the recipes that my mom had
By Marcy
Portland, Oregon
Great little book!
January 4, 2022
I was pleasantly surprised when I got this book. It is well written and recipes translate well for American kitchens. I’d buy it again!
By Cynthia
Great cookbook
December 29, 2020
I recently purchased this cookbook and am very pleased. The recipes are easy to follow and delicious. I would definitely recommend this cookbook to anyone, even fellow Finns.
  • Easy to follow recipes.
  • None so far.
By Anita
Preston, CT
Finnish Cookbook
December 7, 2020
Service was quick and product arrived in good condition.
By Jayne
Milwaukie, Oregon
The Finnish Cookbook
June 4, 2020
Delivery time was quick, the packaging was exceptional and I am going to enjoy using this cookbook!
By Janice
Stockton, CA
Great Finnish Cookbook
December 31, 2019
They were gifts & the recipients are placed to have them & are looking forward to trying the recipes.
By Gillian
Cookbook review
December 9, 2019
It will make an excellent gift for some friends of mine who are of Finnish descent
  • Adapted for American cookery
  • None
By Diana
St. Petersburg, FL
December 7, 2019
Nice and easy to read. Not a bulky book.
By Seth
Brule, WI
December 27, 2018
Perfect collection of Finnish classics!
By Susan
Haverhill, MA
Unusual Recipes
December 18, 2017
I owned a copy of this cookbook years ago; I gave it to a friend of mine whose father's family were from Finland. Over the years, I intended always to obtain another copy of the book. Now, I have done so and look forward to re-acquainting myself with some of the very unusual (to my American experience) recipes contained within. Just in time for my Christmas Eve buffet!
By Christine
Washington State
Happy to find Finnish Recipe book for American cooks
December 6, 2017
I've just begun looking through the recipes and I'm anxious to try some rye bread. (That's as far as I have read so far.) I like the history that is also included in the book. My background is Finnish on my father's side and Swed-Finnish on my mother's.
  • I like the fact that these recipes have been adjusted for modern kitchens and American measurements.
  • Haven't found any yet.
By Jane
Douglas, Wyoming
Bea Ojakangas cookbook
December 6, 2017
Another wonderful Bea Ojakangas cookbook. So easy to read and illustrations are helpful.
By Sue
St. Paul, MN
A great gift for someone with a Finnish background
November 22, 2017
I purchased this as a gift and think that my friend will love it.
By Anja
NSW, Australia
Re Finnish English Cook Book
April 5, 2017
I am very happy with the Finnish cook book as it has all the old recepes that Mum made but i had not learned how much of the ingredients were used in them.

Also the History of our language , which is something i did not know, so all in all a very informative book.

Thank you

Anja Wetering (Aaltonen)
By Victoria
Rockville, MD
Made My Day
April 20, 2016
I was an exchange student to Finland in the mid 70's and have been trying to find the recipe for rhubarb crisp since I got back. It's a good thing I was home alone when the book arrived since I gave a squeal of delight and did a happy dance at finding the recipe. And as an added bonus there's a lot of other recipes I remembered.
  • The "old" Finnish recipes in U.S. measurements.
By Alison
A treasure
August 27, 2013
Excellent recipes with simple, fresh tastes and pleasing visual results. Lots of variety and uses easy-to-find ingredients. Beatrice Ojakangas' introduction of Finnish home traditions reminds me of my pride in my heritage. I will use this regularly.
By Shirley
Best English Finnish cookbook
November 16, 2012
I have been using this cookbook for over 40 yrs. My sister and daughter also have it. Both my sister and I have Finnish husbands. We love cooking and baking all the Finnish recipes. Even Finnish friends now use recipes from this cookbook since I told them about the cookbook. I haven't made anything that I don't like. What I like it has both the English and finnish names for each recipe.
  • Easy to read and follow.
  • Nothing
By penny m.
melbourne, australia
finnish cookbook
October 9, 2011
I first bought Beatrice Ojakangas cookbook in Finlad in the 70's - it was designed for US audience but I could still work around it. Now it is all spotty and stained but I just woudn't get rid of this book for anything. If you are wanting to explore Finnish cooking this book is certainly the best I have found. Also Sue Lawrence from Scotland has a brilliant fishpie recipe modified from Finnish recipe.
  • great book, well worth it.
  • the old copy we have is really designed for US audience so there are some measurements unclear for Australians
By Elina
Independence, Oregon
Cook book
April 30, 2011
It is a wedding present for my sister and brother-in-law. I was excited to get her a Finnish cookbook since we are half Finnish and it was also on her shower/wedding registry.
  • Not sure since it is a gift for my sister. I haven't looked at it yet.
  • I feel good about buying it though because my mom said that it is a good cookbook since she has two of them for some reason. I guess that I'll get the other one someday from mom.
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