Book recommendation: The Scandinavian Kitchen

Camilla Plum, co-owner of an organic farm outside of Copenhagen, shares Scandinavian tastes, broken down by group of ingredient, easy to recreate in your own kitchen.

The Scandinavian Kitchen:
100 Essential Ingredients with over 200 Authentic Recipes
# Hardcover: 272 pages
# Publisher: Kyle Cathie (21 Oct 2010)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1856268713
# Retail Price: £25

With sections on vegetables, spices, herbs, berries, fruit, meat, fish, seafood, eggs and baking, this is the ultimate guide to Scandinavian cooking. It includes 100 essential ingredients and 200 recipes selected by Camilla Plum, an authority on the distinctive produce of Scandinavia, that celebrate the varied cooking methods and techniques of keeping meat and fish fresh still being used today. From crayfish to lingonberries, by way of venison and rye bread, the information and recipes in this book give you a fascinating insight into the Scandinavian kitchen.

Camilla Plum has summed up Scandinavian cuisine in one paragraph:
“Scandinavian cooking is all about simple, healthy, seasonal food made from delicious, local produce: luscious berries, juicy fruits, fresh fish and game, and ancient grains combine with deliciously pungent herbs to create sensational flavours.”

Camilla Plum runs a farm in the Danish countryside, producing organic farming products, available through their charming farm shop and cafe.
The farm shop is selling everything from freshly baked bread, organic carrotts and beautiful flowers to home made soap.
When the mum of seven children is not busy in the farm kitchen or out on the fields she’s writing cook books and she also has her own cooking show on danish TV.

Camilla’s farm Fuglebjerrgaard’s website is only in Danish:

Also see the book reviewed by the Telegraph; Plum role for a great Dane
“With foodies talking of little but Nordic cuisine, it’s time to take a masterclass from Denmark’s queen of cooking”


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