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Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking
     

Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking

by Signe Johahsen
 
We've long looked south for our food inspiration - but what about our neighbours to the north? We share a climate, a history (those Vikings got everywhere) and a love of cool, from sleek Nordic design to clear frosty November mornings. We also share our love of the outdoors - bracing autumn days, bright spring mornings, lazy summers by the water and long winter walks

Overview

We've long looked south for our food inspiration - but what about our neighbours to the north? We share a climate, a history (those Vikings got everywhere) and a love of cool, from sleek Nordic design to clear frosty November mornings. We also share our love of the outdoors - bracing autumn days, bright spring mornings, lazy summers by the water and long winter walks - and the pleasure of sharing good food with friends around the kitchen table.
Discover the secrets of Scandinavian cooking - from delicious healthy breakfasts and leisurely brunches to tasty suppers and plenty of stress-free crowd-pleaser puddings. Learn the knack of putting together the perfect smorrebrod for a speedy Scandi lunch, and discover some very more-ish cakes and biscuits to accompany your afternoon cuppa.
From cinnamon chestnut bread, cardamom cream buns and home-made gravadlax to soups, salads, smoothies and much more, Signe Johansen, a young cook steeped in the traditions of Scandinavia and trained by the best British chefs, shows us that it's not all herrings and meatballs... although you will find them in here too. Fresh, light, surprisingly indulgent, this is food to lift your spirits - it's quite simply Scandilicious!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'If you thought Scandinavian food was all about herring, think again. It is, as they say in the fashion world, so hot right now; as is Johansen, a food anthropologist with a winning style and a great way with a recipe'—Tim Hayward, Financial Times Books of the Year

Time was when the most exciting name in Scandinavian food was the Muppets' Swedish chef - but no longer!... Bright young cooks such as London-based Norwegian Signe Johansen have emerged to guide us beyond our meatballs and pickled herring prejudices. Her clean, simple recipes are fjord-fresh, with welcome alternatives for ingredients that might be hard to find.—Mail on Sunday You Magazine

Scandinavia is so hip right now...Johansen's fresh and healthy style includes breezy breakfasts of bricher muesli, rhubarb and orange compote and deliciously different afternoon teas of cardomom cream buns and spiced apple cake.—Fork Magazine

Scandi cuisine is the coolest food trend of the moment and, if you're curious to get to know it better, this is the perfect intro, with gorgeous, simple, and often very healthy recipes that show how this way of eating goes deliciously way beyond the pickled herring cliches.—Tesco Real Food Magazine

Our love of things Scandinavian continues to grow... A beautiful book that conveys the simplicity and clean flavours of this region's cooking.—Delicious Magazine

I love this book. Too often cookbooks assume more knowledge than the reader has or too basic but this book is, like its food, simply refreshing, unfussy and... works! That's very Scandinavian of course.—simplysplendiferous.com

'Practical and inspiring . . . Johansen's recipes are homely and doable'—Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 2011

'Like the genius behind Noma, who fills his menu with northern European specialities, such as local vegetables, foraged herbs and fresh fish, Johansen also wants to shift the gastronomic compass away from the Mediterranean... From Finnish blueberry tart and Bergen fish chowder (after her father's home town) to Norwegian lemon, currant and almond cake, the recipes brim with fresh, accessible flavours'—The Shropshire Star

'I fell for the dinner course: four racy soups, including a zingy beetroot and ginger, and a number of piquant fish recipes'—Zoe Williams, Guardian Books of the Year

'Each recipe is accompanied by gorgeous photography and lends itself perfectly to a celebration of the pleasure of sharing good food with friends'—Flavour Magazine

'A beautifully presented book with a clean spacious layout'—The Independent on Sunday, 50 Best Cookbooks

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444703924
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
652,471
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Signe Johansen is a food anthropologist and cook who grew up in Norway but now lives in Bloomsbury, London. She trained at Leiths School of Food & Wine, and after graduating worked in the Experimental Kitchen at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck at Bray. Signe is a co-author of The Ultimate Student Cookbook and her blog, signejohansen.com, specialises in modern Scandinavian cooking and baking.

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