• Marzipan-Stuffed Danish Strawberry Tart with Chocolate

    Before the slow descent into autumn, I’m cramming my kitchen with as many of summer’s sweetest berries as reasonable. Most of the time, I don’t get around to doing anything with them–they generally don’t last long as soon as my…

  • Easy, Elegant Shrimp Smørrebrød

    The art of the Scandinavian smørrebrød reflects something of abundance. Not gluttony, but rather a sense of appreciating the fullness of life’s blessings no matter the times, circumstances, or resources. [pullquote]Cook simply, with creativity, quality ingredients, and love, and you’ll produce…

  • Danish Vanilla Cookies and the Search for a Lost Recipe

    When I gave a speech about connecting heritage and food to a group of Norwegian women last spring, one of them said that she wished her 20-something-year-old son would take an interest in Scandinavian cooking like I have. Obviously an…

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    Danish Blackberry-Lemon Slices

    They say that good friends listen. And if that’s the case, then I’m lucky to have Rika as a friend. I arrived at her house on Monday with a plate of cookies I had made over the weekend. As we…