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What is New Nordic Cuisine?

By admin | March 20, 2012

Photo:  Laissez Fare

Photo: Laissez Fare

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

We’ve all heard of Chinese, Italian, Thai, and Greek food, but there is a new cuisine that is hitting the world, one region at a time. This new cuisine technically isn’t that new, as it has been around for years, but it is certainly new to New York City. The cuisine were talking about is New Nordic Food.

New Nordic cuisine is all about ‘purity, simplicity, and freshness’ in all Nordic regional ingredients. It’s all about developing unique dishes that look towards the overlooked ‘fish, game and produce local creations from the Arctic tundra to The Norwegian fjords’. Basically this type of cuisine is all about taking modern approaches to cooking, using the freshest ingredients and created something magical. Read More

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Nordic Style Cooking: Reconnecting with Nature

By admin | August 24, 2011

Photo: Sarah Ackerman

Photo: Sarah Ackerman

When thinking of Scandinavian cooking, what comes to mind?  Is it the taste of unripe fruit, conifers, and buttermilk?  Or how about the dish presentation equipped with rocks, shells, leaves, and pods artfully placed on the plate to look as if you happened to stumble on some wild cuisine out in the forest?

Classic Scandinavian cooking style has always had a deep relationship with the land itself.   Read More

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World’s Best Restaurant – Noma in Copenhagen by Rene Redzepi

By mahir | November 8, 2010

Rene Redzepi, of Copenhagen’s Noma Restaurant, is doing very exciting things right now with Scandinavian Cuisine. I enjoyed this article in the British Financial Times about this exciting young chef. At his restaurant, vegetables are star in dishes with ingredients sourced exclusively from the Scandinavian countries.

As a fellow Scandinavian, I admire his “radical Nordic cuisine” and hyper-seasonality. Redzepi is a true chef, he says he never has days off. He said, “Everything you do, everywhere you go, you’re always thinking about food.  Your whole life is food.”  It’s clear that his dedication has paid off, his restaurant just surpassed El Bulli as the “world’s best restaurant” at the San Pellegrino Awards in 2010.

I can’t wait to try his food, which all has a “link to [its] original environment.”  Next time I head home to Sweden, I’ll have to make a detour to Denmark.

Read the full article here..

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