North Dakota doesn't always make the top ten of culinary destinations, but that's a shame, according to Carrie Young's tribute to mom's Norwegian cooking. Norwegian food flavored her childhood, so Young's account of the Dakota homesteader experience is strewn with recipes of lefse
(potato bread) and julekake
(Scandinavian cinnamon raisin bread). From Threshers' Stew to Fattigman (deep-fried cookies), Three-Day Buns (that's how long it takes to make them, not how long they last) to mom's Rhubarb Strawberry Pie, Young's reminiscences and recipes impart the aura of the prairie homestead, heavily seasoned by the scents of the Norwegian kitchen.