Author(s): Bronte Aurell
There's so much more to Nordic food than pickled herring and meatballs. Stretching from the midnight sun of northern Norway to the flat, fertile fields of Denmark, Scandinavian food culture is a lot more varied than you might think. Dishes and ingredients link all the regions together, bringing a uniquely Nordic food experience to life that was created by thousands of years of heritage and shared culture. Scandinavian food is simple. Natives call it 'husmanskost' (farmer's fare). It's natural and honest. When you work with the very best produce, there's no need to overcomplicate it. Its appeal lies in the fact that it is healthy, wholesome, flavoursome, simple to make and beautiful to look at. This book features recipes for all occasions and times of the day, ranging from morning buns, lunchtime savouries, hearty dinners and indulgent desserts, to bakes and other foods for special celebrations. Enjoy fresh and simple open sandwiches, healthy Nordic salads, delicious traditional hot dishes, and indulgent cakes. Discover new flavours and textures from mustard pickled herring and gravlax to sticky Kladdkaka cake.Alongside the recipes, the book includes enlightening features on traditional events throughout the Nordic calendar: find out what happens at a crayfish party, why Swedes love a 'fika' (literally translates as 'to meet up, have a coffee and a chat'), be inspired by the joyful Midsummer day celebrations, host a traditional Christmas glogg party, and get an insight into the tradition of the Smorgasbord.
It's all here to discover and enjoy.
Bronte Aurell is a Danish entrepreneur, restaurateur and cook. Together with her Swedish husband Jonas, she runs the acclaimed ScandiKitchen Cafe and shop in central London. She began her career in food with Innocent smoothies, before moving on to run her own company. A keen cook herself, Bronte has been published widely in national magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian', 'The Times, The Sunday Express, Olive, Hello and the Evening Standard's ES Magazine. Bronte and her food have also featured on BBC Radio, Channel 4 and Danish TV.