Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cookbook Watch: Skördetid

Skördetid Siv Key Nilson

Skördetid - Harvest Time - by Siv Key Nilson at B. Wahlstroms Publishers

Siv Key Nilson has written very many cookbooks with her husband, who is a photographer. For this book, Siv has taken her own photos - which is impressive! Her photos are beautiful - most of them are taken outdoors, with beautiful light.

The book is divided into seasons - but not all year round, since you normally don't have a harvest in the winter (at least not by natural means) so instead we get spring (with nettles, dandelions, rhubarb and asparagus), early summer (elderflower, strawberries and new potatoes), summer (gooseberries, cherries, currants, berries of all kinds) and then fall (dill, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, apples and all kinds of vegetables). Lovely! The recipes I'm especially eager to try - there are many - are applesauce with vanilla, and a beautiful blueberry walnut cake.

If you have a garden, this book is definitely for you. And if you don't - well, you'll wish you had one! It's not availalbe in English, so sorry - Swedish only for now.

(and yes, I know I promised to post about Suovas today. However, I forgot to transfer the photos to the computer, so you'll just have to wait until I do!)


karin said...

I love their books and have all the french, the italian, the on islands books and Skördefest (Harvest feast) I thought this was a new edition of the last book but I will get this too ASP
Her husband died a couple of years ago so I´m pleased to hear that she keeps up the work and takes the pictures herself!

Anonymous said...

Great cookbook!I want it! And do you have any French cookbook for review?

Anne said...

Sorry, I don't have that book...