How to Make your own Sourdough Starter

Have you been dreaming of the perfect sourdough bread, flavoursome and complete with golden crust? The first and most important thing you will need to get going on your new sourdough adventure is a starter culture. What is sourdough starter? The starter culture is a colony of wild yeasts that are now living in flour and water – nurtured by routine “feedings” to keep them...

How to drink gin, the Danish way.

It's been a month of hibernation, recovering from the festive season as well as patiently waiting for the days to become longer, milder and sunnier. It's about time we start living again! If gin is your thing, read on. A classic gin & tonic, served in a highball glass filled with ice cubes, gin followed by tonic poured in and stirred well before garnishing with a lemon twist. It a refreshing...

EKTE Nordic Kitchen in London

There's a new Scandinavian offering in London with Ekte Nordic Kitchen, recently launched by Danish restaurateur Soren Jessen. Set in the heart of London's Square Mile, in Bloomberg Arcade that  features independent restaurants with a concept that merge history, architecture with public art and a top food offering. To stand out on the vibrant and international London food scene, both quality...

Creamy Norwegian fish soup

This luxurious creamy fish soup is a hearty January everyday supper, that the whole family will love. The best part is that it's ready in half an hour! Ingredients, serving four. 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped1 garlic clove, crushed 2 carrots, diced 200 g celeriac, diced5 dl fish stock1,5 dl dry white wine 2 dl whole milk...

Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon for Christmas 2019

For many a Norwegian there simply will not be Christmas without having had traditional Norwegian smoked salmon 'røkelaks', served with soft flat bread 'lefse' and scrambled eggs. For many there will not be Christmas without the smoked salmon from a tiny smokehouse in Stoke Newington. Every year in the lead up to Christmas the seasonal smokehouse Hansen & Lydersen, run by Norwegian artisan...