Category Gastronomy

Hugh’s Scandinavian Adventure

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from the UK’s River Cottage has created a wonderful documentary on Denmark featuring New Nordic food, Danish architecture and sustainability, and the all-important concept of Danish “hygge.” It’s in English, and there are additional episodes on Norway & Sweden as he uncovers what all the hype is about with the recent phenomenon of […]

NYT: New Nordic in the Twin Cities

Creamed peas on rye toast from Haute Dish  The New York Times features a number of *new* New Nordic culinary initiatives popping up in the Twin Cities. Read the article here: A Return to Nordic Roots “The Bachelor Farmer is not the only evidence that cooks in the Twin Cities are suddenly embracing Nordic heritage. A […]

Sweet Scandinavian Summer

Summer Scandinavian dessert prepared by Restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl in Copenhagen When I lived in Denmark, I would often see rhubarb growing in gardens and wild in open spaces. Around mid-summer when in season, stalks of rhubarb would start to appear in grocery stores and be presented in delectable dessert dishes. Many are familiar with mixing rhubarb […]

Wall Street Journal on Aquavit

WSJ: Sipping the Spirit of the North — The best ways to enjoy classic Scandinavian aquavit—and how to make your own

Printmag on New Nordic Food

“The new Nordic cuisine movement is a food and design phenomenon, but it also  says something about us Finns, Swedes, and Danes as people. No longer are we  looking outside of our borders to find new experiences; we have finally started  to appreciate the things we have at home and, what’s more, believe that they […]

Fruit Picking & Organic Farms in Denmark

Since it’s harvest time, I decided to look up some places around the country to pick or harvest fruit, mainly berries, plums and apples. Here is a useful website if you want to venture out and “pluk selv” / pick yourself! http://plukselvfrugt.dk Here is a site dedicated to places where you can pick Danish strawberries: http://www.danskejordbaer.dk/ A secret source (a family friend), tipped […]

New Nordic Spreading — NYT & Mad FoodCamp

Looks like the New York Times is getting a whiff of New Nordic with its article “New Nordic Cuisine Draws Disciples,”and taking a serious look at this new trend in the culinary world. The article comes just in time for the Copenhagen Cooking festival currently underway, and Claus Meyer’s MAD (“food”) FoodCamp this coming weekend. While The Times does a […]

Eclectic meets Classic: Mielcke & Hurtigkarl

When I was reviewing restaurants for the “Fodor’s Essential Scandinavia,” guidebook in 2009, I had the opportunity to visit a number of restaurants in Copenhagen. It was tough job, but someone had to do it, as they say. But it really was hard work. One of the most memorable visits was at the international or […]

Vegetarian Cafes/Restauants in CPH

Me (on the right), a good friend Akiko (left), and my husband Lasse (behind the camera) eating lunch at 42 Raw. I often find myself wondering where to find good vegetarian food in Copenhagen either for a quick inexpensive lunch or for dinner perhaps with a little more sophistication. So I decided to start a list of my […]

Finding Green Leafies in Denmark

It’s no secret that dark green leafies are the kings of all vegetables containing the highest nutrient density. Unfortunately, they are hard to find in Denmark. Since most produce is seasonal and local or very selectively imported it can make for slim pickings when it comes to variety in produce. This is great especially if you subscribe […]