July 13, 2011

Skankynavia: Edamame Explosion Salad

by Anders Arhoj

Last week I attended a birthday party at a friend’s house. He rarely cooks but when he does, he is highly experimental and innovative. I had a drink and was busy chatting with fabulous guests, discussing the recent catastrophic Christian Dior Fall 2011 couture collection. All while inspecting the food table and scooping up various […]

June 29, 2011

Skankynavia: Fresh Strawberry Pavlova

by Anders Arhoj

There’s just something about growing your own food. In this Brave New World of global import/export where you can basically die from eating the wrong vegetable (big cucumber scandal in Germany with lots of casualties), is a home grown meal the new epitome of “comfort food” (as in “food that doesn’t kill you”)? For an […]

June 22, 2011

Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can’t help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition that requires an ironizing snark or a sarcastic comment–there’s just no […]

June 15, 2011

Skankynavia: Hot Dogs for Japan (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

Mash-ups has been en vogue for over seven years now. Every time Britney or Gaga release a new smash hit it’s instantly mashed up with an old Kylie Minogue or Human League hit. Sometimes, it’s because mixing and mashing creates an entirely new song. Sometimes it’s for promotional purposes. And other times, it’s done in […]

June 8, 2011

Skankynavia: Breaking the China

by Anders Arhoj

Do you serve your best food on ugly plates? Are you still using the saucers from your mom’s back closet from when you moved away from home? Or do you instead spend all your birthday money on new additions to your Floral Heaven dinnerware set, dreaming of one day completing the whole thing to impress […]

May 25, 2011

Skankynavia: In the US (Part 2)

by Anders Arhoj

PREFACE Skankynavia: In the US (Part 1 – Berkeley) Last week I listened to the great NYC radioshow called RadioLab. They deal with quirky science and interesting true stories, and last week’s subject was “memory” (a rerun from 2007, listen here). It turns out that every time you remember something, and when you revisit a […]

May 18, 2011

Skankynavia: In the US (Part 1)

by Anders Arhoj

I want to talk about the US, particularly about its food. USA–my god, such a vast, vast country–so much space, so many people it’s almost hard to fathom. Especially for someone who lives in a tiny country of five million where everyone who’s anything knows each other and where you can never go Sunday grocery […]

April 13, 2011

Skankynavia: Table Settings Through Time and Space

by Anders Arhoj

We all know how even the saddest piece of stale-ass bread can taste so good when we’re out in nature, hungry after a walk and enjoying the snack with friends and the singing birds. When you talk about umami, it’s not just about the flavours in your mouth. It’s just as well about all the […]

April 6, 2011

Skankynavia: The Royal Café (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj

I’m so over normality. I’m over generic cafes, mediocre restaurants and bleh bars with all their effortless interiors, lazy service, boring menu offerings and pointless existence besides making money (in these days: little). The next time I walk into a cream coloured cafe serving cafe lattes in a standard glass with a napkin around it, […]

March 30, 2011

Skankynavia: Indian Food at Face (BKK)

by Anders Arhoj

I know, how silly is this? Eating Indian food when you’re finally in Thailand? It’s really only excusable if you had already sampled so many Thai dishes that you need a break from the coconut and lemongrass fireworks. Face is a super trendy “it” restaurant sporting three different kitchens (Thai, Indian & Japanese) among the […]