'A beautifully presented book with a clean spacious layout'
(The Independent on Sunday, 50 Best Cookbooks)
'If you thought Scandinavian food was all about herring, think again. It is, as they say in the fashion world, so hot right now; as is Johansen, a food anthropologist with a winning style and a great way with a recipe'
(Tim Hayward, Financial Times Books of the Year 2011-11-26)
'I fell for the dinner course: four racy soups, including a zingy beetroot and ginger, and a number of piquant fish recipes'
(Zoe Williams, Guardian Books of the Year 2011-11-26)
'Practical and inspiring . . . Johansen's recipes are homely and doable'
(Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 2011 2011-11-26)
'Each recipe is accompanied by gorgeous photography and lends itself perfectly to a celebration of the pleasure of sharing good food with friends'
(Flavour Magazine 2011-05-16)
'Like the genius behind Noma, who fills his menu with northern European specialities, such as local vegetables, foraged herbs and fresh fish, Johansen also wants to shift the gastronomic compass away from the Mediterranean... From Finnish blueberry tart and Bergen fish chowder (after her father's home town) to Norwegian lemon, currant and almond cake, the recipes brim with fresh, accessible flavours'
(The Shropshire Star 2011-05-11)
About the Author
Signe Johansen is a food anthropologist and cook who grew up in Norway but now lives in Bloomsbury, London. She trained at Leiths School of Food & Wine, and after graduating worked in the Experimental Kitchen at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck at Bray. Signe is a co-author of The Ultimate Student Cookbook
and her blog, signejohansen.com, specialises in modern Scandinavian cooking and baking.