Scandinavian pike

Scandinavian Pike

Esox lucius. Pike are stuff of nightmares, ugly in a way that scares us on a subconscious level. They are skillful predators, lurking and...

Scandinavian Smørrebrød and Smörgåsbord

Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) eaten daily with cutlery are miniature works of art with a near-infinite choice of toppings. Lined up in café windows,...
Scandinavian eating in New York City

Scandinavian Eating in New York City

There are currently over 250,000 Scandinavian-Americans in New York, not taking into account the increasing number of tourists, students, and temporary expats. It’s therefore...

The Scandinavian Herring Adventure

In the early Middle Ages, the sound between Sweden and Denmark was so full of herrings that the water seemed to boil. When the...

Sweet Dreams in Scandinavian Hotels

During the summer months, guests at all Clarion hotels in Norway and Sweden have had the opportunity to contribute to the environment through the...

Ten Hours with the Trolls in Norway

My heart sank as I looked at the itinerary. Saturday 4 June – leave hotel 7.45am, arrive at next hotel 5.45pm. In between, two...

Scandinavian Coffee-Making Champions

Espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte or macchiato - The World Barrista Championship has fostered several Scandinavian champions. Making really good coffee is an art; a good...

Scandinavian Herring

Clupea harengus: Herrings are the backbone of Scandinavian fish cookery, and are not endangered at the moment, even if some strains, as in the...

Scandinavian Food and Drink

Brace yourself for a gastronomic treat: fresh seafood, wild berries and succulent game washed down by fiery aquavit is the order of the day. There’s...

Totally Swedish in London

Yes, there is shops in London called Totally Swedish. It was founded by Annethe Nathan and Teresia Bergsand in 2005. Initially their intention was...
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