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… […]

Wine pairings: Salmon Tartare and Gewurztraminer Grand Cru

Domaine Saint-Remy Alsace Grand Cru

If you’ve been counting along, and I know you haven’t, you’ll know that this is a very special post for me. As a matter of fact, this is my post number 100 on johanjohansen.dk and if that doesn’t call for celebration, I don’t know what does! And how does one adequately celebrate 100 lengthy rants […]

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe: Why Settle for Store-bought?

home-made chicken stock

Part 2 of 2 in a series: If you read my previous post on chicken noodle soup, you may know that I had planned to post the below homemade chicken stock recipe article last week. Unfortunately, I spent last week keeled over with a fierce cold. So rather than an elaborate post describing the joys of […]