Culinary Anthropologist

New Nordic Cuisine – Autumn, 20th & 21st Oct 2012

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pumpkin.jpgThe world’s best restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new Nordic cuisine into the limelight.  Chef René Redzepi’s innovative approach showcases the finest indigenous Nordic ingredients in fresh, light menus.  Many of these ingredients also grow in Britain, or can be easily sourced.  But with dishes such as ‘edible soil’, oyster porridge, veal and blackcurrant cookies, and chicken skin sandwich with lumpfish roe, this is not food most mere mortals can recreate at home.

Mia black-white.jpgStep in Mia Kristensen.  Mia’s company CPH Good Food offers Nordic cuisine classes in Copenhagen to help home cooks translate the new Nordic diet movement into do-able, delicious and healthy home cooking.  Culinary Anthropologist has teamed up with CPH Good Food to offer some special classes to bring new Nordic cuisine and its innovative use of all things seasonal, wild, smoked and preserved to Anna’s home teaching kitchen in London.

At the October classes we’re going to cook up an autumnal feast together, including:

onionbread.jpg‘Pærevælling’ (velvety pear & barley porridge)
Pumpkin soup with cider & fennel
Onionbread with buttermilk
100C venison rump with juniper & rosemary
Lingonberry, apple & mustard chutney
Herbed potato roulade
Creamy mushrooms with thyme & rye crumble
Beetroot with horseradish, cottage cheese & dill
Spelt cheesecake with seabuckthorn & carrots
Blackberry & sweet woodruff liqueur

This will be a hands-on class limited to 8 guests.
You can see photos from the previous Spring and Summer classes.

smspringnordicclass.JPG“I am passionate about Nordic cuisine – its seasonality, lightness of ingredients and symbiotic relationship to nature.  Nordic foods contain all five basic tastes and this makes it complete.  Many ingredients are found in nature, which encourages wonderful family trips, cooking in nature and of course eating together,” says Mia Kristensen.

A student of Food Science and disciple of the world’s most pre-eminent food nerds, Dr Harold McGee and Professor Peter Barham, Mia will share her knowledge of the whys and wherefores of cooking during our hands-on class, providing an insight into the culinary magic of restaurants like Noma.

Dates:  Saturday 20th, repeated Sunday 21st October 2012

Time:  10am – around 2pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £90, or £162 for two people

To book:  Email Anna

Please read the booking terms and conditions before booking your place.