The Nordic Diet

In the local bookstore the other day I saw a book that I would like to recommend, The Nordic Diet.

The University of Copenhagen has been researching a balanced diet that will both keep us healthy and at a normal weight, and their findings suggest that the traditional diet, lifestyle and foods produced in northern climates are not only extremely healthy but also environmentally friendly.

The Nordic diet is all about eating locally sourced seasonal ingredients combined in a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The traditional diet of Northern Europe, with its emphasis on good, homemade and often home grown, seasonal food consists of a wide variety of grains, berries, vegetables, fish, poultry and game.

And the Scandinavian active lifestyle is also a great way to keep the body in optimum health as northern Europeans tend to live an outdoor life, with walking and cycling their preferred means of transportation in cities and the countryside.
Most importantly, they still eat meals together, around a table, where the senses are nurtured and fulfilled by delicious food and friendly conversation.

In this beautiful illustrated lifestyle and cook book, Trina Hahnemann, provides a succinct guide to the Nordic Diet, its elements, ingredients and basic philosophy and how to use it to live a healthier life.

2 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of nordic food (except herring!) and think the nordic peoples do have things quite sorted lifestyle wise. I will never forget going to the Swedish countryside and seeing all the locals cylcling in bathrobes and swimsuits to swin in the sea- I don’t think you’d get many brits cycling in just a bathrobe round say Cornwall. Thought it was brill. Will look out for the book.

  2. Herring is not my favourite either!
    I used to cycle from my work in Oslo to the beach (about 15 minutes) and go for a swim after work. (Not in my bathrobe though.) Really nice on a warm summer day when you’ve been in the office all day.
    If you get hold of the book, do let me know how you are getting on with trying out the recipes. Bx

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