Jansson's Temptation (1964)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Fri Feb 7 16:16:49 UTC 2003

Sounds like the scalloped potatoes-in-cream casserole ("hot dish") my
Minnesota Swedish American family ate all the time. No anchovies though,
thank you.

At 03:32 PM 2/7/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>It is hardly the "national dish", but quite popular.
>A mixture of potato strips, anchovies, onions and cream, baked in the oven.
>The dish exists since the 1840s, but the name is usually thought to be
>taken from a very popular silent movie from 1928 bearing that title - in
>the film Jansson is a man.
>Jan Ivarsson
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <Bapopik at AOL.COM>
>Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 2:31 AM
>Subject: [ADS-L] Jansson's Temptation (1964)
> >    Mrs. Jansson?
> >    A national dish of Sweden, this was popularized by the Swedish
> Pavilion during the 1964 New York World's Fair.  Not in OED or Merriam-Webster.
> >
> >
> >    14 August 1964, NEW YORK TIMES, "Dining at the Fair" by Craig
> Claiborne, pg. 31:
> >    With minor reservations, that pavilion's smorgasbord cannot be
> faulted from fish to frestelse (Jansson's Temptation), but of all the
> foods the herring is extraordinary.
> >

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