Scandinavian food

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

Copenhagen-style pizza might be the future
Aug 20, 2014 8:00 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 9:00 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 9:00 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 3:02 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 2:01 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.

Australia's Fairy Bread As Interpreted By Me

Or, "How I cured a picky kid with a Ninja Turtle"
Apr 10, 2013 10:31 am

Just to clarify, I'm not actually suggesting you heavily butter a piece of bread and cover it with sprinkles today for lunch. Unless you're simply unable to get that idea out of your head, in which case, have at it, there are many kinds of sprinkles in this world. This is a story about how I took a weird Australian childhood delicacy and turned it into a very positive babysitting experience. Got picky kids? Read on.

Cooking With Help From Nature At Iceland's Food & Fun Festival

Famed Euro and US chefs, at one with the (Ice)land
Mar 7, 2013 1:03 pm

What happens when world-class chefs (including Seamus Mullen and Jamie Bissonnette) head out from Reykjavic to prepare food in the Icelandic wilderness? The Food & Fun Festival!

4 Ways To Take Swedish Meatballs For A Spin

Beyond potatoes and gravy lies the perfect formula
Feb 4, 2013 11:31 am

I really wish I hadn't found out the café a few doors down from the office serves Swedish meatballs. I'm also very glad there's a place within a block that has them, because when it's cold like this, few dishes will warm you up and keep you comfortably full like köttbullar med potatis. Here are 4 variations to keep your meatball game nice and fresh. 


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