March 21, 2014 |
Waffle Day (25th March) began in Sweden as Våffeldagen, allegedly due to confusion between the Swedish “vårfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many, many waffles.
Nordic waffles are made in a special heart-shape waffle iron. The waffles are sweet and soft – and best eaten straight out of the iron, with jam and whipped cream. Or brown cheese, if you are Norwegian.
Pop by all day Tuesday 25th for waffles at the café. Get any coffee and a waffle for a fiver – available all day.
Or make some waffles at home – here’s a delicious recipe for Swedish waffles.. There are as many recipes as there are families in Scandinavia – this is just one of them.
If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can buy them on Amazon and ebay.
March 7, 2014 |
Sometimes, a book lands on our desk for a competition that we really don’t want to tell anyone about just so we can keep it to ourselves! This is one such book. We think every serious foodie should have a copy of this.
Mina Holland (follow Mina here) has written an amazing book entitled The Food Atlas – about food from all over the globe; a journey of 39 cuisines. How we eat it, why we eat it… It’s even got a bit about our corner of the world in the book (and we’re pleased to see a recipe for Danish Dream Cake making an appearance). THE EDIBLE ATLAS explores what and why people eat as they do across the world, demystifying the flavours, ingredients, techniques and dishes at the heart of thirty-nine different cuisines. With fully adaptable recipes to suit beginners and confident cooks alike, learn to recreate dishes from all over the globe.
We’ve got a copy of this book to give to a lucky winner. To be in with the a chance to win Mina’s book, just answer this easy question:
Norwegian band ‘Ylvis’ sang a (quite annoying) song called…
a) What does the herring say?
b) What does the fox say?
c) What does the Swede say?
Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org before noon on Thursday 13th March 2014. Winner will be notified by email. Only one prize, no cash alternative, usual rules apply. No cheating.
Russell Norman (from ‘The Restaurant Man’) says: “The Edible Atlas deserves a place on every serious cook’s bookshelf. Intelligent, informative, entertaining and very handsome. Mina Holland’s prose is as engaging as her recipes. She is an exciting and authoritative new voice in the world of cookery and food writing.”
‘Fascinating, telling some fantastic stories about a broad range of cuisines … The food cries to be cooked’ YOTAM OTTOLENGHI
BUY MINA’S BOOK ‘The Edible Atlas’ here
March 3, 2014 |
We’re proud that our friend Sofie Hagen has been nominated for a Chortle Award 2014. It takes guts to stand up and be funny at the best of times – but doing it in a second language? Ohhhhh, now that is hard!
You can cast your vote here for the Best Newcomer (closes 3rd March midnight) – it takes just a few seconds to do.
Here’s a clip of Sofie so you know who you’re (hopefully) voting for as a UK Chortle Award newcomer
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