First Dakota Cookbook - Savoring South Dakota - Holidays

South Dakota’s people, culture, and food are worthy of celebration.

Inside Savoring South Dakota, you’ll find 150 recipes from folks who are proud to call this beautiful state home. Accompanied with meaningful storytelling, plein air imagery, and perfect culinary presentation, this cookbook captures and celebrates the diverse spirit of South Dakota. These pages offer a heartfelt reminder of how the simple pleasures in life, such as a favorite meal or birthday dessert, can make a lasting impact on people and families. Indeed, this is more than a cookbook; it’s a labor of love that will make you laugh, make you cry, and inspire you to enjoy time in the kitchen. It’s a true treasure, one that you will read, use, share…and savor.

The cost of the cookbook is $34.95 plus shipping and handling. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to the Stronger Communities Fund at the South Dakota Community Foundation.

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Carol N. and Laurie N. — Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This recipe from the 1800s made its way from Sweden to South Dakota, then into a 1956 recipe book compiled as a fundraiser for new uniforms for the Viborg High School band, and now into this 150th anniversary cookbook. This bread has fed immigrants, threshing crews, and families struggling to put food on the table. Today, it feeds great-grandchildren and countless other family members and friends who consider themselves blessed beyond measure. Emily Anderson Strunk was born in South Dakota in 1896. Her father was from Sweden and likely brought this bread recipe with him when he immigrated to the United States and settled near Yankton, South Dakota. Growing up in the early 1900s, Emily learned how to work hard, make do, and feed many. She eventually married, moved to a farm near Irene, raised four children, and lived to see the twenty-first century. She passed away in 2000 at the age of 104. Her life made a lasting impression on many, including her only daughter, Carol, and granddaughter, Laurie...