Hi, I’m Johan, welcome to my food blog!

 

Here you’ll find everything that makes me tick from fine wines and spirits over Michelin-starred restaurants to home cooking. Why not kick things off by checking out my latest blog posts or picking a subject of interest below? Want to connect? Get in touch!

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  • Smukfest: Dining in Style at Denmark’s Most Beautiful Music Festival

    Full disclosure: In early August, I along with a few other selected bloggers and journalists received an invitation from Madværket to visit their gourmet pop-up restaurant at Smukfest. The experience inspired this write-up about Danish festival food past and present, Smukfest in general and the experience at Madværket in particular.   Prologue: Festival Food Past......

  • Beginner’s Guide to Caviar, Part I: Caviar Essentials / Tasting Caviar

    If you asked me what my ultimate luxury in life was, I would have to say Caviar. A treat so incredibly decadent and sought after that it is, in some cases, literally worth its weight in gold. A treat so incredibly rare and special that despite having a food budget that would make many people blush, despite having eaten at several Michelin-starred restaurants – some of them amongst the best restaurants in the world – I’ve only had Caviar maybe a handful of times in my life. And I remember every single time. Vividly....

  • Review: Champagne Dom Perignon 1996 – Tasting Notes and Thoughts

    Dom Perignon 1996 – Those words alone should raise some brows amongst serious Champagne aficionados. In the wonderful world of Champagne, there is perhaps no wine more famous than the iconically shaped bottles of Dom Perignon – and, at the same time, perhaps none more controversial! Add to that the fate of the 1996 Champagne......

  • Quick Pick: Den Blå Café, Kolding, Denmark – Kolding’s Original Café

    Does this world really need another French-style brasserie? To be perfectly honest, those were my very first thoughts when news broke that seasoned, local chef Kristian Fogh had taken over the helm at Den Blå Café (Literally :The Blue Café), a 28 year old institution in Kolding’s dining and night life scene. Scenes from a......

  • Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part III: Salsa Verde (Green Sauce)

    Friends, it has become time to tell you about one of the most vibrant, fragrant, tasty yet sadly overlooked components of Mexican cuisine: Salsa Verde! Salsa Verde – the great, often unsung, hero of Mexican cuisine. Photo credit: Malou Rotvel Pagh, Klidmoster.dk What is Salsa Verde? Salsa Verde, literally green sauce, is a term used......

  • Tasting Wine: Amazing Rhône Wines from Chateau L’Ermitage & Friends

    I’m a pretty lucky guy at times. A few weeks ago, for example, I was fortunate to attend an exclusive, private wine tasting hosted by my friends from Vestergaard Wines at my local wine store, Kolding Vinhandel. Vestergaard Wines had invited Jérôme Castillon from historic Chateau l’Ermitage in the Costières de Nîmes region of the......

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  • Smukfest: Dining in Style at Denmark’s Most Beautiful Music Festival

    Full disclosure: In early August, I along with a few other selected bloggers and journalists received an invitation from Madværket to visit their gourmet pop-up restaurant at Smukfest. The experience inspired this write-up about Danish festival food past and present, Smukfest in general and the experience at Madværket in particular.   Prologue: Festival Food Past......

  • Beginner’s Guide to Caviar, Part I: Caviar Essentials / Tasting Caviar

    If you asked me what my ultimate luxury in life was, I would have to say Caviar. A treat so incredibly decadent and sought after that it is, in some cases, literally worth its weight in gold. A treat so incredibly rare and special that despite having a food budget that would make many people blush, despite having eaten at several Michelin-starred restaurants – some of them amongst the best restaurants in the world – I’ve only had Caviar maybe a handful of times in my life. And I remember every single time. Vividly....

  • Quick Pick: Den Blå Café, Kolding, Denmark – Kolding’s Original Café

    Does this world really need another French-style brasserie? To be perfectly honest, those were my very first thoughts when news broke that seasoned, local chef Kristian Fogh had taken over the helm at Den Blå Café (Literally :The Blue Café), a 28 year old institution in Kolding’s dining and night life scene. Scenes from a......

Wine and drink: Cocktails and Wine Reviews

  • Review: Champagne Dom Perignon 1996 – Tasting Notes and Thoughts

    Dom Perignon 1996 – Those words alone should raise some brows amongst serious Champagne aficionados. In the wonderful world of Champagne, there is perhaps no wine more famous than the iconically shaped bottles of Dom Perignon – and, at the same time, perhaps none more controversial! Add to that the fate of the 1996 Champagne......

  • Champagne Review: 2002 Dom Perignon Tasting Notes

    Well, here it is my friends – a humble food blogger’s review of the 2002 Cuvée Dom Pérignon from Moët & Chandon – or quite simply 2002 Dom Pérignon, if you will – one of the more hyped, famous and expensive Champagne bottles of the new millennium. Loyal readers may wonder why I decided to pop a......

  • Classic Cocktails: French 75 Champagne Cocktail

    Let me tell you a story about what has quickly become my favorite cocktail: The French 75 – a perfect blend of four simple, albeit somewhat decadent ingredients: The crisp, herbal bite of gin, the vibrant, bubbly freshness of Champagne, a juicy acidic punch of fresh lemon and a whiff of sweetness from a hint of......

Gastronomy at Home: My Latest Recipes

  • Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part III: Salsa Verde (Green Sauce)

    Friends, it has become time to tell you about one of the most vibrant, fragrant, tasty yet sadly overlooked components of Mexican cuisine: Salsa Verde! Salsa Verde – the great, often unsung, hero of Mexican cuisine. Photo credit: Malou Rotvel Pagh, Klidmoster.dk What is Salsa Verde? Salsa Verde, literally green sauce, is a term used......

  • Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part II: Authentic Guacamole Recipe

    Guacamole! I love guacamole! The authentic, flavorful avocado sauce of Mexican cuisine. Along with Salsa Roja, guacamole is amongst my favorite side dishes in the realm of Mexican Cuisine, and I make a damn fine guacamole using a simple, authentic guacamole recipe if I dare say so myself. Whenever I make this classic, authentic avocado......

  • Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part I: Salsa Roja

    Salsa Roja – The perfect Mexican Condiment. That was the working title of this post which was to center on the most flavorful and versatile of Mexican condiments: Salsa roja! Not many paragraphs into the introduction, the working title warped into something more along the lines of “Mexican Food: A Love Affair!”. When, a few......