Celebrations to Remember – A Book Signing with Soile Anderson and Eleanor Ostman

Soile Anderson

At Also Ingebretsen’s, the cardamom bolle is our most popular pastry. There’s good reason; it’s a bread-like roll with almonds and cardamom, light, flavorful, and aromatic. It’s also one of the many items we sell that come from Deco Catering, founded by Soile Anderson.

We were very pleased to be able to work with Soile as a supplier for our Kaffe Bar. She has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional food and has set the gold standard for catering, particularly for Nordic-themed events. Her long list of accomplishments includes preparing a Midsummer dinner for Martha Stewart Living magazine, cooking for the Dalai Lama, President Barak Obama, and the King and Queen of Norway as well as being featured on the Food Network with erudite host Alton Brown.

Soile and staff with President Barack Obama

Recently, Soile sold her business, though her son Heikki is still a partner in Deco and her recipes are still used. This has given her time to write a book combining her ideas for decorations and themed events along with her best-loved recipes. Eleanor Ostman, former food writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, wrote the text while Soile pared the recipes down to family-size proportions (though we’re sure she’d be willing to share tips on how to cook for 200) and selected photographs. The end result is Celebrations to Remember; Exceptional Party Décor and Fabulous Food.


Also Ingebretsen’s is very pleased to have both Soile and Eleanor at our store to sign books this coming Saturday, April 22 at Also Ingebretsen’s at Norway House from 10 to 2.  Soile and Eleanor would be happy to chat with you about food and decorating. Soile will give a presentation from 10:30 to 11, sharing some of her favorite tips.

Saturday, April 22nd

Location: Norway House
911 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with talk from 10:30 to 11:00.

Also Ingebretsen’s phone: 612.870.5772