Nationality: Scandinavian-obsessed Brit, learning Norwegian.
I was a regular customer at ScandiKitchen for years, and now I’m the Café Manager, getting to work with the best people and facing daily food temptations.
Favourite food items we stock? My favourite thing we stock is Nidar Smash! It’s my drug. Tine Gudbrandsdalost (Norwegian brown cheese – the Red One). Also K-Salat Remoulade and Felix Rårörda Lingon. And Polarbröd Rågkaka. And Pågen LingonGrova bread. A regular Kvikk Lunsj fix is also necessary…
At a push, I would say that I’m not crazy about Kalles (yes, I actually said that). Though I have yet to try Surströmming.
Best track on the cafe playlist? Anything by MØ.
Favourite open sandwich? Skagen salad on sourdough. People need to keep me away from this sandwich. Followed by a healthy portion of Love Cake. Or our Christmas Gingerbread Cake.
Best place in Scandinavia?
Oslo, Copenhagen, Reykjavík. The Norwegian fjords are too stunning for words. And a road trip through Iceland is breath taking.
For Christmas, I’ll be mainly sneaking as much Scandinavian Jule food into my family’s mouthes as possible, alongside a spot of cat-sitting and writing a chapter for a friend’s book.
What motto do you live by? Don’t cry because it’s over: smile because it happened.
In 10 years, I’ll be living in Oslo or Copenhagen (or anywhere else in Scandinavia).