Category Archives: Recipes

New and classical dishes – explore the in-depth history and perfect recipes for some of the world’s most iconic dishes… As well as a few bonkers experiments from Johan’s test kitchen.

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 2: Perfect Dry Rub Recipe

Perfect dry rub recipe

I’m gonna venture a guess here. And a controversial one at that, maybe, but here goes nothing: The most important factor in BBQ is not so much the type or quality of meat used, it’s the type and quality of the dry rub! Sure, a well-picked cut of meat of the right quality goes a […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 1: BBQ Basics

BBQ

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with BBQ. But it is only since last year’s summer roadtrip of the Southern United States that the fascination has been bordering on the obsessive. For more than a year since my return now, I’ve been experimenting, tinkering, taking notes, mixing and matching, subjecting […]

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: Bhut Orange Copenhagen Chili Tasting Video

Bhut Orange Copenhagen

Bhut Orange Copenhagen tasting? Riiiiight! Yeah… So, I got bored earlier today and decided to answer the age-old question: What happens when you put a food blogger and a web camera in the same room for an extended amount of time with not script whatsoever. The result is something I call “Johan Unscripted” and it’s […]

Eating Scotland: What I’ve learned about Scottish food

scottish food

As mentioned in a previous post and on Facebook, I’d gotten myself into a bit of a predicament over the summer. Without really knowing what I was doing, and totally disregarding the old saying of “never trust a skinny chef”, I signed up to do a walking trip of Scotland. Along with a few select […]