August 3, 2011

Skankynavia: Kærnemælkskoldskål (Danish Dairy Delight)

by Anders Arhoj

Let’s start this post by trying to pronounce its title. Easy, no? The Danish language is in a league of its own. Imagine a gurgling sound, the deep noise of a drunk blond viking with too much mead in his mouth. While Americans speak with the front of their mouth, Danes create the words way […]

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 […]

January 5, 2011

Skankynavia: A Real Man’s Wet Lunch

by Anders Arhoj

We don’t have that many traditions left in our royal kingdom of Denmark, and the European Union is certainly making a big effort trying to convert the entire countries of Europe into one gigantic, bland mess. The EU is just like throwing everything you find in the fridge into the food processor: nothing good will […]

December 15, 2010

Skankynavia: Danish XXXmas Snacks

by Anders Arhoj

This weekend two designer friends Louise Gaarmann, Tina Ratzer and I threw a “julestue” (directly translated: “christmas livingroom”) which is sort of a Christmas market with things to buy and stuff to snack on– but in my apartment and not in a local store. It was an experiment and I was biting my teeth beforehand. […]