Twelve Days of Holiday Cookies: Icelandic Kleinur

December 16, 2015 | By johannah | Comments

The Nordic countries share many food traditions, none more delicious than klejner, a deep-fried pastry that dates back to the middle ages and is a common Christmas treat across Scandinavia and Northern Germany. Some differences persist. Danish klejner are typically unleavened. The same is true for Swedish klenäter. In Denmark, we also have Norwegian klejner, which are […]

Twelve Days of Holiday Cookies: Boozy Holiday Kisses

December 14, 2015 | By johannah | Comments

Entering the darkest two weeks of the year – when our days here in Copenhagen shrink to a mere seven hours and oftentimes seem much shorter – keeping the winter blues at bay can sometimes feel like a losing game. A friend who comes from the furthest reaches of northern Norway, where it stays dark […]

The Best Bread Cookbooks of 2015: gift ideas for your favorite bread baker

December 2, 2015 | By matt | Comments

(btw: the above image is from one of my favorite bread spots in the U.S., Babettes) It’s a good year to be a BREAD HEAD! Bread is trending. Or, more specifically, bread baking cookbooks are trending. It is 2015 and we are awash in a bounty of big, beautiful, bread cookbooks from some of our favorite […]

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