Author Archives: Johan

Sour is the Dough: Homemade Sourdough Starter

sourdough

I’m an odd piece of work sometimes. I love food, I love gastronomy, I love a challenge and I love constructing DIY eating experiences from scratch. But there’s one vast area of gastronomy I generally don’t touch upon, one that I don’t dare touch upon. And that’s baking. I tried once, with all the best of intentions. There was an accident. I’ve since then not touched a microwave and my baking efforts have been scarce at best. It’s best not to talk about it.

Review: Tito’s Handmade Vodka – America’s Original Craft Spirit

A few weeks ago, in what can only be deemed a bit of a scoop, I was contacted by a representative from America’s fastest growing craft spirit brand, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. They had heard of Denmark as a nation with a growing interest for gastronomy and cocktail culture. Would I, they wanted to know, be interested in sampling their product and offering a few thoughts and feedback?

Perfect Spaghetti and Meatballs: A (Pseudo) Italian Classic?

spaghetti and meatballs

Think of Italian food as date food? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ah yes, spaghetti and meatballs, that steaming hot Italian classic, featuring mountains of perfectly cooked spaghetti, generously splashed with creamy, rich, fruity and spicy tomato sauce, topped with countless giant spicy meatballs then covered in a generous snowfall of the best […]

Who am I and why do I blog? Reflections on 100+ posts!

Johan Johansen

Not too long ago, I celebrated my 100th post on this very personal blog… And you know what I just realized? 16 months ago, when setting up this site, I wrote a very brief, somewhat silly and entirely rushed “about me” page, thinking I could always come back and elaborate on it. Uh, well, then… […]