It’s that time of the year again. Year sure has passed fast, hasn’t it?
Last year was the first MoFo we had a preplanned theme and it worked out awesome. There shall be a theme this year as well. Last time we concentrated on Finnish cuisine, both traditional and contemporary. This year shall be something new, but not necessarily that different from last year. My parents had two old cookbooks in their kitchen, which gave us the idea to use them as a source and adapting the recipes to vegan versions where necessary!
The first book is called “Kansan Kotiruoka ja Kotitalous” (“Folk’s homefood and home economics”) and it’s printed in 1921. I think it used to belong to someone related to the old lady who used to own the farmhouse my parents bought. Half of the books is about the importance of keeping your home clean, eating well and that sort of lifestyle stuff, while the other half is just recipes. Considering the age of the book, the recipes are simple, often lack fancy spices or ingredients, but still manage to result in tasty food. This might be a good book for students, part-time employed and other who might need some information about cheap, tasty and nutritious food in this time of plastic-wrapped microwave foods.
The second book is called “Kokbok” (surprisingly “Cookbook” in English) and it’s printed in 1922. This book was previously owned by great grand aunt and she had actually received this one as a Yule gift from her mother in 1924. That’s a lot of family history in just one book, and I’m proud to be able to utilise the contents for this years MoFo. As it served my family in the past, it will now serve hopefully an even larger audience. Also, it’s written in Swedish, as my family is of the swedish-speaking minority in Finland.
Join us for a trip to the past in this years MoFo!