Scandinavian food has never been more in vogue with its healthy connotations, cool cuisine, quirky, lip-smacking flavour pairings and its ability to conjure up images of snowy tundras and stark, brilliant sunshine.
Maybe the tundras are all in a romantic imagination, but hey – the food is what we’re here for and it couldn’t be cooler.
In her first book, Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking...Scandilicious, Signe Johansen moves from successful blogger to brilliant food writer, sharing the secrets of a relatively unknown cuisine to a hungry audience.
She was born in Norway but now lives in London, so expect to be able to find most of the ingredients in your local supermarket – be they for a healthy breakfast, light lunch or a dinner party.
Recipes vary from the traditional – pickled herrings, smoked trout salad and gravlax, to Signe’s own takes on the classics, given her unique twist – roast allspice chicken and macaroni cheese.
Baking plays a major role here, too – from muffins to cinnamon buns and beyond.
All round super-cool, stylish and elegant food, perfect for the impending British summer.
Click here to read Signe's recipe for Jarslberg and fennel muffins
Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious by Signe Johansen published by Saltyard Books (Hodder & Staughton), RRP £20