Christmas will be here before we know it and what better gift to yourself or someone else than a Danish or Scandinavian cookbook. Cookbooks are a great way to really get a handle on the cuisine of a country – with both traditional and modern foods and recipes.
I have compiled a list of books I like or would like to get my hands on for some inspiration.
First of all any book by Trine Hahnemann is a surefire winner. Trine is considered to be akin to a Danish Delia Smith. She has appeared on the Great British Bake Off a few years ago and also had a number of recipes serialised in The Telegraph. She is all about comfort food, baking and the real meaning of hygge. I have written about her before hereand I interviewed her here.
Bronte Aurell is another food author some people may have heard of already. She is the founder of Sacndikitchen, a a café, grocery shop, online store and wholesale business based in London. As a Danish native she know something about the food scene and her first book The Scandi Kitchen is well worth getting. She has a number of other books worth checking out here.
Danish Food and Cooking by John Nielsen and Judith H Dern was my food bible when I first moved here. It is a super introduction to all the really traditional Danish foods.
Signe Johansen is the Norwegian author behind the Scandilicious brand of cook books. A friend of mine had the baking one and I loved looking through it when I visited her.
Claus Meyer is a household name in Denmark having been instrumental in the New Nordic food revolution – get a bite of it in his books.
Finally a book I’ve not read or look through but one I love the sound of. Nordic Light by Simon Bajada