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New Nordic Midsummer Parties, Sat 21st & Sun 22nd June 2014

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Mia salmon and radish tt.jpgTo celebrate the longest day of the year we’re going to cook up a summertime party menu.  This will be a hands-on cooking class limited to 10 guests.

To kick off:

Peas in the pod and smoked prawns with skyr & chive dip

with cucumber & dill martinis

Open sandwiches:

Salt-cured cod, peas, cress & bacon vinaigrette

Smorrebrod.JPGChicken salad, kohlrabi & dill mayonnaise

Grilled radish, goat’s cheese & chervil

with Pilsner beer with dill aquavit ‘side wagons’

From the outdoor grill:

Grilled herb-stuffed mackerel with rhubarb & cucumber pickle

Grilled lettuce and new potatoes with herb butter

with English white wine

Dessert by the fire:

Midsummer buttermilk soup with strawberries and barley butter cookies

with elderflower shots

You can see photos from the previous Spring and Summer and Autumn classes.

Thumbnail image for DSC_1544.JPGAbout New Nordic cuisine and Mia Kristensen

One of the world’s best restaurants, 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, and veal & blackcurrant cookies, this is not food most mere mortals can recreate at home.

Step 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. Anna has teamed up with Mia to offer classes to bring new Nordic cuisine to London.

Mia black-white.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, Mia will share her knowledge of the whys and wherefores of cooking during the class, providing an insight into the culinary magic of restaurants like Noma.


Comments from previous New Nordic Cuisine class guests:

The Scandinavian class was quite outstanding, such good fun, informative as always and the most delicious and enormous dinner.

Fabulous food!

Wonderful class! I learned so much!

Loved it! So inspiring!

Event:New Nordic Midsummer Parties
Date(s):Saturday 21st June, repeated Sunday 22nd June
Time:6pm to around 10pm
Location:London N5
Price:£90, or £162 for two people
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[Radish open sandwich, lemon verbena and dill cocktail photo credit: Mia Kristensen]