A “five fromage” macaroni cheese almost oozes from the page…glossy blueberries tumble off something called Mustikkapiirakka (Finnish Blueberry Tart)…and you can almost catch the warm whiffs of Jarlsberg in the Jarlsberg and Fennel Muffins – straight from the oven. It’s not all Scandi-style comfort food however – there’s a summery Fruit of the Forest and Star Anise Sorbet, crunchy salads dressed in sour cream, lemon and mustard, Roast Allspice Chicken or Citrus-cured Halibut.
Nordic Nigella, Signe Johansen trained as a food anthropoligist, went to Leiths, worked in the Experimental Kitchen at Heston’s Fat Duck in Bray and now writes about food. Her latest book is this snow white smorgasbord, split into sections: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Cake, Dinner and Dessert.
Beautifully written and beautifully photographed (by Debi Treloar), Signe’s voice shines through her writing; this would be a great gift for the cook with a bookshelf already sagging under Jamies, Nigellas, Delias and Ramsays.
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www.signejohansen.com Available on Amazon.