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Food in Scandinavia is having a moment, and new and exciting restaurants that feature modern takes on classic Nordic dishes are popping up all over Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Local food bloggers are also taking it upon themselves to create gorgeous original recipes, publish cookbooks and report from the finest restaurants. Read on for some serious #foodinspo.
Anders Husa is like the best friend you wish you had when you need food or restaurant advice. A foodie and marketer based in Oslo who eats in some of the best restaurants in Scandinavia, Husa not only shares recommendations with his readers (accompanied by his original gorgeous photos), but he also organises the information in practical guides and maps, so readers can access it easily. Thanks, Anders!
This one is a family affair. David is a magazine art director from Sweden, Luise is from Denmark and studying to be a nutritional therapist, and Elsa is their adorable daughter. From their Stockholm-based kitchen, the family cooks and eats healthy and simple vegetarian food with natural ingredients, whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables. They’ve published several cookbooks in many languages that combine their favourite recipes, and they also document their travels.
Blogger Kim is from Denmark, and he enjoys cooking mostly traditional Danish recipes and giving new life to old staples. In his blog, you’ll find a little of everything, including klejner, Danish fried twists; Danish apple pork; Italian lasagne and many interesting bread recipes.
Gran-Jansen was the winner of Hele Norge Baker, a Norwegian baking competition show. She has a serious sweet tooth, which is apparent from the moment you start browsing her blog, which has recipe upon recipe of baked goods, delicious drinks and all kinds of cakes that will leave you salivating.
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sonja Dahlgren is a food stylist, food photographer and recipe developer who focuses on healthy, vibrant and hormone-balancing foods, as well as fitness and beauty tips. She offers solid proof that healthy food can also be delicious. Paleo tortillas with homemade Nutella, anyone?
Therese Elstad is based in Oslo and uses her blog as a way to express her love for the Nordic region and its food culture. Learn about the New Nordic Food Manifesto (developed by chefs in Denmark in 2004) on her blog and whet your appetite with recipes, such as saffron buns, seasonal salads and open sandwiches.
Linda of Call Me Cupcake started blogging in 2009 with no intention of becoming a food blogger. In fact, she says she rarely even baked at the time. However, cupcakes were huge in Sweden then, and Linda was happy to join in on the trend. Through the years, her recipes have evolved dramatically, and there’s an understated, dark and haunting quality to her photos that contradicts the bright desserts and helps set this blog apart from others.