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Happy New year!

Swedish version

It´s almost the end of 2012 and time “to ring the bell for 2013!” It feels just as exciting every year to recharge and look forward to new adventures. But if I look back on 2012, it has been a fantastic food-year for me!

Those of you who follow my blog become more and more and it give me such inspiration to continue exploring new dishes, ingredients and other exciting adventures in culinary world of Scandinavia. Thank you for visiting and for coming along with me on my culinary journey …. which has only just begun.

I have decided to explore Scandinavian and Nordic food,  and  hope that I can inspire you to really lovely, good, wholesome food with roots in the Nordic cuisine. There will be both traditional Nordic food and what is now called “new Nordic cuisine.”

I want to try to build a bridge between these two expressions of Nordic cooking and hope to lift the traditional food and make the New nordic cuisine, useful at a grassroots level. It will be much searching, reading, cooking and studying for me in 2013 and I also hope for some practice in a few restaurant kitchens as well.

I’ve really been lucky with my business this year, both as a chef and food writer with great Cook a longs, private dinners and parties, soup lunches and food articles.

But my favourite food moment this year is definitely the visit to NOMA, which I received as a birthday gift from my lovely boyfriend who managed to fix a table to us. Thanks darling for this! It was so inspiring, exciting and good and I felt like a calf on pasture among all fermented peas, lichens, egg yolks and herbs. (Swedish blog here)

I take with me a lot of my experiences from Noma and from everything I’ve learned in 2012, and go forward and try my hand at interpreting Nordic cuisine my way.

Happy New Year to you all!


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Pernilla Elmquist

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