Chowhounds share their knowledge about Scandinavian food, from haute Swedish in NYC to specialty Scandinavian cooking shops in LA, plus recipe ideas, explanations of Scandinavian dishes, and more.

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With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

Salt Pollock - how to cook?

by joan0627 2 months ago

How to cook salt pollock and be salty? Does anyone have a good technique for cooking this without any starch, sugar, or anything besides the fish. I knew someone once who said 'I thought' salt pol...

This restaurant in an empty field will serve 1 diner at a time

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Opens May 10 and will continue till August. " . . . "Rasmus and I said to ourselves, 'We should make this available for everyone! Anti-social freaks, people in risk groups, anyone! It will be th...

Bistro Elan re-opened tonight with curbside pick up in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Seeing a plate of Libery duck confit with sugar snap peas and frites on a friend's FB feed tonight was the news of reopening. Bistro Elan has online ordering now for curbside pick up. In addition ...

"FRILU" Update – A wonderful winter theme Omakase

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 months ago

After enduring another seasonal holiday that involved attending parties with predictable and repetitive pot-luck dishes. Things have finally reverted back to normal. This mean my foodie chowhound b...

Gevalia will pay you and a friend $5,000 to live in a castle for a week and drink coffee

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

" . . . The coffee brand Gevalia has launched an online contest in search of its 'coffee queen.' It will choose one winner (of any gender) to travel with one friend to Scotland, where they will rei...

Bit of Sweden Smorgasbord in S.D?

by ChefRoux 11 years ago

All through the 70' s , I thoroughly enjoyed dining at the Bit of Sweden smorgasbord in Long Beach. The owners left LB and moved to a San Diego location on El Cajon Blvd in the 80's. I often made ...


by jean34 7 months ago

Hello! Does anyone know of a market or a restaurant in the Chicago area selling Lefse?

FRILU, Thornhill - A most enjoyable, intriguing and adventurous tasting menu with strong Nordic and Japanese influence! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 10 months ago

In a culinary desert that is Thornhill, places that offer slightly more sophisticated fine dining are practically non-existence. As such, when a new kid on the block appeared out of this void, it i...

Support Black-owned Restaurants Week, Aug 26 - Sept 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Meg Cotner's blog alerted me to the upcoming 6th annual Support Black-owned Restaurants Week for the Portland area. http://bridgetownbites.com/2019/08/13/support-black-owned-restaurants-week-is-ba...

Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...

Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

by OhMyDeer 1 year ago

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around...

Ellen's Danish Pancake House | Buellton

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Would never have occurred to me that ordering the Danish pancakes for breakfast at a place called Ellen's Danish Pancake House could be a mistake. The pancakes were not that thin, had little flavor...

Swedish Pult... it's that time of year again....[Moved from Midwest Board]

by joannforsberg 11 years ago

As a person married into a Swedish family for 35 years now. I have grown use to some strange food... like lutefish, white gravy, herring. But, the true Swedish dish of my husband's family is PUL...

Where Can I Find Norwegian Fish Pudding (FiskePudding) in NYC?

by emnyc 2 years ago

Looking for Norwegian Fish Pudding (FiskePudding) anywhere in NYC which is impossible to find or order online :( Anyone have any leads?

Authentic Danish Kringle Recipe

Non Cognomina
by Non Cognomina 12 years ago

I am on the search again for an authentic Danish Kringle recipe. I used to work for a family from Denmark and they had the most delicious Kringle for Christmas. There is a bakery in Seattle (Lars...

Fancy-ish Dinner in Copenhagen

by Queequegx 3 years ago

Hi, We'll be spending two nights in Copenhagen in August and want to go to a great restaurant one of the nights. I'm hoping for something more "mid-range", rather than one of the super expensive...

New Nordic Food at the Munchies Festival on Hester Street

by small h 3 years ago

On a day too hot to eat seafood chowder, I did exactly that. The festival had many of the usual suspects one finds at Hester Street on any given Saturday - Pizzeria Moto, Burger & Lobster, Baohaus ...

Old and New in the East Village: Kyo Ya and N'Eat

by sgordon 3 years ago

Couple of excellent meals recently, though I'd recap. There were a couple little mentions in the Times and Eater about N'Eat, a new Nordic Eatery (get it?) on Second Ave, so we popped in to che...

Where can I buy edible Reindeer Moss?

by annalou 3 years ago

I'm looking to make a special Scandinavian soup which features Reindeer Moss. I'm having trouble finding a source. Far West Fungi doesn't have it... can anyone point me to a source?

Looking for Scandinavian cookbook recommendations

by MmeFleiss 3 years ago

We have an upcoming trip to Iceland and Norway in late spring, so I've really wanted to familiarize myself with classic dishes. Any suggestions? I own North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland, but ...