Archive for March, 2009

Article in SvD – behind the scenes

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Screen shot from the online version of SvD Min Helg. copyright SvD

A few weeks ago I was asked together with Lena and Anne to create a menu for International Women’s Day. Our recipes were published yesterday in the national newspaper SvD (Min Helg) and can also be seen online at Tasteline together with photos and a interview. The pdf-version of Min Helg can be downloaded here. Unfortunately it’s only in Swedish.

The dishes we created for the menu are the following:
*Pomegranade martini with hazelnut and olive cantucci.
*Serrano rolls with lemon and pepper filling sprinkled with fried capers (one of the dishes we won with at the Swedish home chef of the year competition).
*Beef marinated in balsamic vinegar served with a blue cheese, apple, aragula, walnut and avocado salad.
*Rasperry Eton Mess (raspberries marinated in rhubarb syrup, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and meringues).

After creating and discussing recipes with Anne and Lena we were invited to the SvD/Tasteline kitchen to cook the food so they could take photos of us while we were cooking and of course the food. We had a great time together and it was fun to watch the photographer in action. Below you can see some of the photos I took when we were finished with the food. And of course no weird sprays or chemicals were added to make the food look better on the photos. The photos taken by the photographer that were published can be seen at Tasteline and in SvD Min Helg.

Alice at Tasteline is pouring ice cold martini.

Pomegranade martini with hazelbut and olive cantucci.

Photographer Katja is brushing some oil on the serrano rolls as they dried out.

Alice is re-arranging the fried capers.

Katja can finally start taking photos of the serrano rolls.

Alice is putting a final touch on the main course while Linnéa, also from Tasteline, is watching.

Main course, beef and salad. And it’s not red wine in the glass but glögg (sweet mulled wine)!!

Katja is taking photos of the dessert.

Raspberry Eton Mess.

Bento box at Kungsholmen

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

In February four restaurants in Stockholm had a 50 % discount on food Mondays to Wednesdays. My plan was to book a table at F12 but I was too late and I was only able to book a discounted table at Kungsholmen. I can’t say that I was very impressed, the bento box that I had was good, but I’ve had better sushi (latest it was take away sushi in Copenhagen from Sticks’n'Sushi). The bento box at Kungsholmen contained all sorts of sushi but no warm dishes and three different dipping sauces were included. The ordinary price for their bento box is 325 SEK which is quite pricy. My dessert was really plain and I didn’t even finish it. But still we had a good meal and a nice evening. I hope there will be more 50 % discount months at other restaurants as it’s a great opportunity to try different food and places.