Tasting Whiskey: Trolden Distillery Old No. 2 – Danish Whiskey Review

Trolden Danish Whiskey

I’ve got a question for you… What compels an individual of reasonably sound wit and intellect to set up a whiskey production from scratch in a Danish seaside town of some 65,000 souls? Fortune? Fame? Recognition? Momentary loss of sanity? Since my beloved local brewery announced, some three years ago, the intend to craft a […]

Simple Pleasures: The Best Caprese Salad

Best Caprese Salad

Italian is the language of love. Take this week’s focus dish, for example. Tomato salad? Sounds pretty good, I guess, nice and familiar, not the least bit frightening. Take the Italian name for the dish, then, Insalata Caprese… Sounds, exotic, intriguing, tempting, doesn’t it? Like a dish you’d marry… Or at the very least make […]

Johan Unscripted: Westvleteren 12 Review – The World’s Best Beer?

Westvleteren 12

It’s Friday night in Denmark and not a particularly fine one at that. It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s windy. But it doesn’t matter. For Johan the food blogger, today was a good day. Today was the day I finally got to taste one of the most iconic beers in the history of brewing. Today was […]

Restaurant Review: Rendezvous @ Nargile – Middle Eastern Fusion

Rendezvous @ Nargile

“I can’t believe they say Scotland has bad food,” said one of my lovely co-diners. “I can’t believe this is being pulled off by a bunch of ginger-haired Scotsmen,” said I in response. The exchange fell at an early supper at Scotland’s supposedly best middle eastern restaurant – an oxymoron in its own right – while we were […]