New Nordic

  • Swedish Midsummer Is the Only Time You’ll See Your Grandparents Drunk

    Midsummer in Sweden is our biggest holiday. There are cakes and pastries and strawberries. And lots of drinking. We drink a lot of snaps, which is like gin, but without the juniper berries.

  • These Danish Chefs Just Made Italian Pizza Even Better

    Bæst restaurant in Copenhagen is shaking up the geographical notion of the world's best pizza with their wildcard dough. Their crew doesn't want you to half-bake frozen pizzas anymore, so here's a visual guide to making their pies at home without...

  • New Nordic Cuisine Is Dead

    The food world still gushes over Nordic dining and its locavore penchant for oddball beach herbs and gnarly root vegetables, but more than a decade after the New Nordic manifesto, Copenhagen looks ready to adapt more global flavors.

  • The MUNCHIES Guide to Sweden: New Nordic Cuisine

    Ivar visits three restaurants—Ekstedt in Stockholm, Koka in Göteborg, and Bastard in Malmö, where the chefs are taking on New Nordic cuisine in their own terms.

  • Discovering Real Nordic Cuisine in Iceland

    Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi has a bone to pick with New Nordic cuisine. I followed him to Iceland, where he railed against what he believes are the luxurious, distinctly un-communal attitudes that are essentially incompatible with these countries...

  • Whale Meat Is a Tough Sell in Norway

    Norway is one of only three countries that still hunt whales commercially. Many Norwegians see it as a relic of earlier times—when it was frozen and served as a sort of mystery meat—but some young chefs are incorporating it into their menus.