nordic-cuisine

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The man heading up the kitchen at Noma, and René Redzepi's right hand, is an ambitious 35 year old from California. Meet Matthew Orlando in Chef Talk.
Could Danish-style democracy catch on here at home? If the way to a nation's heart is through its stomach, there may be hope. After all, the hottest trend on the culinary horizon these days is the new Nordic Cuisine.
Within several hours of beginning my work in the kitchen, my mind was well on its way to being orientated with the philosophy and ways of Noma, and a chef who truly has a passion for his terroir.
This marzipan based cake is traditionally served in layers of wreaths, topped with frosting and sometimes chocolate or almonds, eaten together with Champagne at midnight.
The main problem with the Danish Christmas dinner is that it is so amazingly good that the "eat less method" is almost impossible to implement.
Save the recipe for any cold dark night -- Janssons Temptation deserves to be eaten all through the winter, served as it is without any accessories, or together with a few good barbecued bangers.
Hasselback Potatoes are fantastic and a very simple way to turn regular potatoes from dull to delish.
Scandinavian food doesn't require a lot of weird ingredients, spices you've never heard of before, or techniques that take seven years of culinary training to master. It is usually very simple.