Irene Sandvold grew up in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing in 1960. She went on to become a doctor of public health, a public health nurse, and a certified nurse-midwife and is a leader in her field. To those who know her, she is an extraordinary chef and hostess in the tradition of her mother, Gudrun. She lives in Washington, DC.
Irene's daughter, Ingeborg Hydle Baugh, is a freelance writer with a background in finance. She lives in Washington, DC.
Edward Sandvold graduated from the University of Wisconsin. His love of food and cooking began in his mother's kitchen, and he delighted in replicating the unique tastes and flavors of her food. He passed away in 2005.
Eddie's son Quinn Sandvold has been a lifelong cook in the tradition of his father and grandmother. He is a designer for snowboarding gear and equipment and former national amateur snowboard champion, professional snowboarder, and fly fishing guide. He lives in Longmont, Colorado.