Tag Archives: old school

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 […]

Danish classics: Kryddersnaps – DIY infused spirits!

herbal schnapps

There’s been a lot of talk about herbs on this site over the last couple weeks. It’s permissible, it’s herb season, it’s all good. But by now, some of you may well wondering: “hey, what was all this talk about alcohol in an earlier post? Johan, when are you going to use your powers for […]

Easy Sauce Bearnaise Recipe: No more substitutions!

Sauce Bearnaise done right

Things don’t always make a lot of sense in the culinary world, but even when they don’t, at least we can take comfort in the fact that in the ever changing and insanely fast moving world of culinary fads and new developments, at least some things remain constants. Even when such constants don’t make a […]

The World’s Best French Onion Soup

french onion soup

Ah French onion soup. The perfect comfort food. That piping hot mess of sweet onions, gelatinous beef broth, warming alcohol, crunchy crouton and molten cheese. In today’s installment of our Thanksgiving series, I share with you my recipe and secret tips for the perfect French onion soup. But let me first share with you the […]

In a pickle: Homemade kosher pickles

home-made pickles

So, wanna learn how to pickle cucumbers? I never thought I did, but now I know and it wasn’t half as hard as I expected. Pickling was one thing I never thought I’d do. I mean, who pickles anything these days? Alright, let me rephrase that: who under the age of 50 pickles anything these […]