The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes (Hardcover)

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The Norske Nook, founded as a small-town café in 1973, is now a foursome of revered pie shrines in Osseo, Rice Lake, Eau Claire, and Hayward, Wisconsin. The Nook’s international fame grew from a tradition of Midwest home baking, informed by Scandinavian roots and enriched by the luscious ripe fruit and sumptuous sour creams and cream cheeses of America’s dairyland.
            This cookbook features the restaurants’ award-winning baking: Scandinavian specialties, cheesecakes, tortes, cookies, muffins, and more than seventy recipes (and variations) for pie. More than fifty new pie recipes have been created by the Nook bakers since 1990, when Jerry Bechard purchased the Osseo café from founder Helen Myhre. The Norske Nook has won thirty-six blue ribbons at the National Pie Championships in Florida—including three in 2014, for Lemon Cream Cheese, Peaches and Cream, and Jamberry.

Gold Medal Winner, Cookbook, Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards 

Runner-up, Cookbooks/Crafts/Hobbies, Midwest Book Awards

“Outstanding” books for public & secondary school libraries from university presses, American Library Association

“Best of the Best” books for public libraries from university presses, American Library Association

About the Author

Jerry Bechard has owned the Norske Nook since 1990 and is a past winner of the Restaurateur of the Year award from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. He also owns the Northwoods Brew Pub in Eau Claire and lives in Hayward, Wisconsin. Cindee Borton-Parker is the regional manager for the Norske Nook restaurants and bakeries in northwest Wisconsin and lives in New Auburn, Wisconsin. Both are avid lovers of pie.

Praise For…

“This cookbook is a celebration of all of our pie and bakery recipes, with some memories, beautiful pictures of the pies, and a few instructional photos. After years of many requests for our recipes, we couldn’t disregard the demand from our local guests and our travelers to take another piece of Norske Nook pie home.”—Jerry Bechard and Cindee Borton-Parker

“Those famous Norske pies! [The authors] detail delicious graham cracker crusts and berry toppings, Dutch and praline-topped pies, meringue, apple and custard fillings and on to luscious muffins, cookies and puddings. The colorful full-page photos are hunger inducing.”—Shepherd Express

“Scandinavian sweet treats from four beloved Wisconsin cafes.”—New York Times Sunday Book Review online

“The up-close, full-page photos will surely get your pie juices flowing, and the volume is a welcome collection of Heartland pies, cheesecakes, tortes, muffins, and cookies.”—Edible Madison
Product Details
ISBN: 9780299304300
ISBN-10: 0299304302
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: April 27th, 2015
Pages: 254
Language: English