SAHF Inductees

Beatrice Ojakangas
Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame


2016 Inductee


Finnish-American Beatrice Ojakangas is an expert on Finnish cuisine and the author of 29 cookbooks, one of which, The Finnish Cookbook, is recognized in both the US and Finland as the definitive source on Finnish cooking. Another work, The Great Scandinavian Baking Book won a coveted James Beard Foundation Award, a prize regarded by those in the food industry as the equivalent of an Oscar. Ojakangas has appeared on television as both a guest and host of her own cooking series, has written for major food publications, and conducts cooking classes across the country.