A Swedish Family Cookbook ~ Book Feature

A Swedish Family Cookbook #MySillyLittleGang

I have always loved the Swedish tradition of breaking bread with family and friends. A Swedish Family Cookbook honors that tradition. This is one reason why I wanted to share more about it with you.

A Swedish Family Cookbook #MySillyLittleGang

A Swedish Family Cookbook ~ Book Feature

A lifetime of smorgasbords: new cookbook honors the Swedish tradition of breaking bread with family and friends

A lifelong foodie and home baker, Jonni Hegenderfer loves to entertain and share her passion for cooking with her guests. While on a trip to Sweden to visit family, she put her cousins to work unearthing family recipes to share with her friends, but her findings inspired much more than a dinner party menu. “I realized these recipes represent a lifetime of memories for our family, and I wanted to capture and preserve them,” Hegenderfer said. 

As a former marketing and communications professional, Hegenderfer knows the importance of sparking joy. And it is exactly the sentiment she hopes to ignite with her new cookbook. In A Swedish Family Cookbook, Hegenderfer shares the story of her grandmother who immigrated from Sweden to America in 1895. Combining the treasured handwritten recipes of her grandmother along with those of her mother, her aunt, her cousins, and her own, she presents a smorgasbord of recipes overflowing with the flavors and traditions of Sweden. “This collection is the embodiment of a warm kitchen filled with beloved family and friends enjoying a fika or a meal and conversation with one another,” Hegenderfer said. “I truly believe there is much to be learned by sharing a meal with new friends in new places. The world would be a kinder place if we all engaged in a global policy of international dining diplomacy.”

A Swedish Family Cookbook is available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

A Swedish Family Cookbook #MySillyLittleGang

About the Book

A cookbook, and so much more! It’s kitchen warmth, family and friends, and the joy of sharing a meal and conversation with those you love, all rolled into one delightful volume.

It all began with Jonni Hegenderfer’s grandmother, Anna Larson, who emigrated from Sweden to America in 1895, just days before her 21st birthday. Anna’s recipes, along with those of Jonni’s mother, her aunt, her Swedish cousins, and Jonni’s own recipes are the delicious legacy of a lifetime of smorgasbords overflowing with the flavors, traditions, and recipes of Sweden.

This colorful cookbook features 80+ taste-tested recipes along with a fascinating overview of Swedish immigration, traditions, and flavors.

About the Author

Jonni Hegenderfer owned a boutique public relations agency for 25+ years, serving McDonald’s, Hershey’s, Jim Beam, ConAgra, and other Fortune 500 companies. She is now retired and divides her time between homes in Bonita Springs, Florida, Downers Grove, Illinois, and Grand Beach, Michigan. When not creating new recipes, she enjoys traveling to explore the food, traditions, and cultures of other countries from Stockholm to St. Tropez to Sydney to Shanghai.

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1 Comment

  1. Cathy Mcinturff

    I would love this cookbook and collect them for the best recipes!


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