First, what is lefse? It's the Scandinavian specialty bread, a round, soft unleavened bread, thin like a French crepe, round like a tortilla, soft like a Swedish pancake. It has the same shape (round) and leavening (no yeast) as what the Indians call chapati or kulcha or roti, the Italians call piadina, the Greeks call pita, the Armenians call lavash and Americans call, well, pancakes. (A fascinating list, this!) And lefse fits on A Veggie Venture, where all recipes start with a vegetables, because lefse dough is made with potatoes!
LeAnne Kruger is a lefse-maker extraordinaire – and lucky her, married to Kim Kruger, a great guy and a much welcome addition to the family. (Did I not yet say? LeAnne and I are cousins! We grew up in Minnesota going to church lefse suppers every Christmas.) Professionally, Kim is a long-time story-teller, television producer and photographer. And aiii, his photography! Check out Kim's work on Winsome Spirit Imagery and Fine Art America. But back to video! Is anyone here a fan of Bath Crashers on television's DIY Network? Kim's the producer!
Awhile back, Kim and his best friend and fellow producer James Massey spent a weekend helping LeAnne document how she makes the most tender, flavorful lefse. It's LeAnne's video debut but I think you'll agree, the camera loves her! She is a natural!