Tag Archives: cuisine

Review: Michelin-starred Restaurant Substans Revisited (Better Than Noma?)

“That blue dress you helped me pick for my mother in law’s birthday? Too fancy?” The frenzied text came from friend and trusted proof reader Tina a half hour before departure. She was rightfully nervous. The evening was to be her first star. Her first Michelin star, that is, and she had not had much […]

Quick Picks: Restaurang Kvarnen – Stockholm’s Best Swedish Meatballs?

Swedish meatballs at Restaurang Kvarnen

It’s a near-perfect picturesque scene: I’m strolling from the Central Station, past the Royal Palace and through the ancient streets of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old City) in search of one of the world’s most iconic dishes. My goal is the old working-class neighborhood of Södermalm. It is here, The Hotdog Judge promised me, I would […]

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part V: Homemade Corn Tortillas and Tacos

homemade corn tortillas

What is the single most well-known, most iconic and most recognizable Mexican food? Tacos! For better or for worse, tacos must be the answer! Few dishes have achieved as much international fame and accolade as the humble taco and few have been as bastardized and sadly misunderstood.   TACOS! In all their over-stuffed glory! Cooked […]

Beginner’s Guide to Caviar, Part II: Purchasing, storing and serving Caviar

caviar, king crab and lemon sorbet

Sponsored content note: The Caviar used in the recipe included this post was kindly donated by Lyksvad Caviar. The herbs used were likewise gifted by Growing Home. Well, hello there, fellow hedonist! Welcome to this second part in our Beginner’s Guide to Caviar series! In Part I of this series, we had an in depth […]

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

madværket smukfest

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 […]