21 December 2016

The Cooking of Beatrice Ojakangas

For the week of December 25, 2016

Beatrice Ojankangas is the author of 29 cookbooks and in 2005, she was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. She discusses her new book, a memoir, titled “Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients From My Life In Food.”

Guest: Beatrice Ojakangas, author

  • Part 1 – 13:08

    Part 1
    Reading from a chapter in “Homemade,” Ojankangas describes the cows she grew up with on her family’s farm in Northern Minnesota and how her Finnish upbringing and emphasis on using simple ingredients has influenced her cooking.

  • Part 2 – 13:25

    Part 2
    Ojakangas has two big claims to fame in the Minnesota food world: She is a Minnesota State Fair Blue Ribbon prize winner and the inventor of one of America’s favorite snack foods, the pizza roll!