Patrice Johnson is a cultural communicator specializing in immigrant traditions and Nordic foodways. She writes food and culture posts for a variety of web and print publications and is the author of the book Land of 10,000 Plates: Stories and Recipes from Minnesota. She teaches Nordic food classes and presents interactive cooking demonstrations at sites throughout the Twin Cities and beyond.
"This book makes me want to go into the kitchen and plan a holiday
party! Patrice updates the flavors and shapes of traditional
Christmas classics like Swedish meatballs and Lucia buns, creating
a fresh new approach to these old-world treats."
Beatrice Ojakangas, author of The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
"Jul evokes a time when trolls were jolly and gloegg
brought festive souls in from the cold. It's just the book I need
to remind me that culture grows strongest when we break bread--or
pepparkakor--together and share the universal humor of the kitchen.
Jul is a smoergasbord of bright, funny, and spicy food
culture, and Patrice Johnson is the only person who could have
Catherine Dehdashti, author of Roseheart "If you've longed to put together a holiday julbord but lacked any clue on exactly how that might happen, Jul solves that problem for you. The Christmas cookie section is pure Scandinavian gold."
MplsStPaul Magazine "The cookbook occasionally offers several recipes from different contributors for one dish, which almost makes it like reading a church cookbook at times. How cute is that!"