Scandinavian food

Take Your Best Guess At What This Fried Snack Is Made Of

Copenhagen’s MAD Monday hits below the belt
May 15, 2015 11:00 am

Nose-to-tail, people. Nose-to-tail. It may be the trendiest dang thing to say, but it looks like it’s time to reexamine the humble origins of this restaurant buzzword. Nose-to-tail never really meant “fancy sweetbreads” or “cured lamb belly BLT.” It meant every other part you never intended to eat, including this one. 

Aquavit Chef Emma Bengtsson Visited Japan And Obviously Bought Five Knives

She dishes on Tokyo’s great dining, clean streets
Apr 28, 2015 12:00 pm

Emma Bengtsson is the executive chef of Aquavit, which has been open for close to 30 years in New York City’s Midtown. Bengtsson took on her current role in spring 2014, and in October, her work garnered a second Michelin star for Aquavit, making her the second female chef in the U.S. to run a two-star kitchen. The Swedish-born chef recently traveled to Japan for the first time to visit the restaurant’s Tokyo location and wrote in to us about her trip. 

Go To Norway For The Skrei!

Now in season, it's the best cod in the world
Feb 13, 2015 3:30 pm

Everyone knows tomatoes are in season in the summer and citrus in the winter, but what about fish? Known as skrei in Norway, the seasonal cod migrating to spawn in the Northern central coastal waters are exceptionally muscular from the long journey from the Barents Sea. Skrei is a 100 percent sustainable food source, in addition to being healthy and delicious, and it's heading to a fish market near you. Did we mention it's really, really good? 

How Danish Chef Christian Puglisi Is About To Flip The World's Pizza Script

Copenhagen-style pizza might be the future
Aug 20, 2014 9:00 am

In a recent interview, Danish chef Christian Puglisi tells me he's always cooked with an Italian sensibility rooted in "simplicity" and "beautiful produce" — but with many other influences as well including his established place in the Danish culinary movement. This interesting combination will all come together in a forthcoming pizzeria in Copenhagen. Who is excited?

Copenhagen Side Trip: 6 Reasons To Visit The Magical Danish Island Of Aero

A few hours from Denmark's capital. Go there.
Aug 14, 2014 10:00 am

Island hopping doesn't really come to mind when we think of Denmark,  but there are a number of idyllic destinations on the larger and smaller isles near Copenhagen. If you're able to extend your trip beyond that city, a world of fairytale villages, dreamy seascapes and simple country meals await on the island of Ærø (yes, that is the right spelling, and like the candy bar) — a pleasant four-hour journey from the capital via train and ferry. Here are six reasons to visit.

14 Reasons We Love Sweden On This Hot Midsummer Night

Castles, meatballs, gummy candy, drinking & more!
Jun 20, 2014 10:00 am

If you've never celebrated Swedish Midsummer, it's a raucous, crazy holiday that traditionally involves poles, flower crowns and a big beer-heavy barbecue. Now it's mostly about the barbecue and drinking, although who could begrudge you for wearing a flower crown while partaking? In honor of this most excellent of holidays, here are 14 other reasons to love Swedish culture. 

Swedish Caraway Rye Crisps Recipe

Rye crackers: the perfect base for b'fast, snacks
Jun 5, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Jen Altman

We've bought more boxes of crackers than we're willing to count. It's time to make our own, which is why we picked up a copy of Crackers & Dips. If you're proud of your crackers (and you will be if they're homemade), you're likely to enjoy the toppings even more. These rye crackers are a popular breakfast in Scandinavia, but they make a great anytime snack too. 

Charlotte, NC: Eat For Free At IKEA (And Tack Så Mycket For Making The Trip Out!)

Your new particleboard bed, now with free meatballs
Jun 3, 2013 3:01 pm

IKEA shoppers of Charlotte, NC, rejoice! There has never been a better month to live in the Tar Heel State and require cheap, kind of easy-to-put-together furniture. For the entire month of June, Thursdays and Saturdays, you can eat for free.

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