Spicy Dill Popcorn

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 2, 2015

Photo by Joy
This Spicy Dill Popcorn comes from my time at Aquavit. It's easy to make and works great as a snack.

Photo by Joy

This Spicy Dill Popcorn is my take on the classic American snack food. It’s great to munch on, but also works well to put out at dinner parties. I developed this recipe during my time at Aquavit, and included it in my cookbook New American Table. 


By Marcus Samuelsson | January 8, 2015

Photo by Jennifer Chait
Citrus-Infused Vodka

Photo by Jennifer Chait

It wouldn’t be winter without a little aquavit to keep you warm! Here’s one of my favorite recipes for Citrus-Infused Vodka that goes well for sipping or mixed in a cocktail. It’s a perfect way to incorporate some of those seasonal citruses into your cooking.

Mango Risotto

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 22, 2014

Photo by Lachlan Hardy
Mango Risotto

Photo by Lachlan Hardy

This is a subtly sweet and creamy risotto, perfect for a Meatless Monday or a counterpoint to any duck or game dishes. It’s from my 2003 cookbook Aquavit: And the New Scandinavian Cuisine.

Strawberry Mint Soup

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 14, 2014


Here is one of my favorite dessert recipes from my cookbook Aquavit: And The New Scandinavian Cuisine. This chilled fruit soup is a unique ending for a summer meal.


Citrus-Infused Vodka Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 14, 2011

Photo: Paul Brissman

This weekend try your hand at an old Swedish tradition: Aquavit.  My recipe for Citrus-Infused Vodka combines the bounty of winter fruit for a delicious, homemade spirit.  Combine with seltzer for a quick cocktail after it’s finished steeping.  It’s also delicious on the rocks with a wedge of any of the fruits.  While the flavors infuse, I leave the jar in the middle of my table for a striking and colorful centerpiece.

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