• Wine Pairings for Scandinavian Food?

    When you think about Scandinavian food, what are the first things that come to mine? Salmon, dill, almond, cardamom, berries, mushrooms, potatoes, pickled herring, apples–and that’s just a starting place. The food of Scandinavia is guided by tradition as well…

  • Seattle’s Copper Gate Closes its Doors

    One week ago tonight, on an evening just as sunny–even brighter, in fact–than this, I walked through the open door of the Copper Gate shortly after it opened and took a seat at the bar for closing night. With a…

  • Dill Sauce

    Dill in Scandinavian Cooking

    When it comes to understanding Scandinavian cuisine, I’ve had to take a few steps back from my own experience and look at how the dishes and desserts I grew up eating fit within the culinary traditions of a people and…

  • Bacon-Wrapped Cod with Roasted Vegetables

    The Reliable Cod Gets a Smoky Twist with Bacon

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Norwegian man in possession of much torsk must be in want of variety. Cod is plentiful in northern waters, making it a staple in the Scandinavian diet. If you have had more…

  • Kale Salad with Lemon Cream Dressing

    Raw Kale Salad with Lemon-Cream Dressing

    One of the great things about having one’s brother-in-law live with them is the shared appreciation for good food. That’s not to say that there was any shortage of that enthusiasm prior to him moving, in, but now there’s an…