Culinary Anthropologist

New Nordic Christmas, 1st & 2nd Dec 2012

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pork roast 2.JPGThe world’s best restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen, has propelled new Nordic cuisine into the limelight.  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 December classes we’re going to cook up a Christmas feast together, including:

Gravlax.jpgApple gløgg (Scandinavian mulled wine with a kick!)
St Lucia saffron buns with nutty butter
Beer nuts
Pheasant rillettes with apple
Home-cured gravadlax with rapeseed & mustard mayo
Ryebread with dried cranberries & walnuts
‘Flæskesteg’ (traditional Danish roast pork)
Caramelised potatoes
Braised red cabbage with blackcurrant cordial
rillette.JPGCurly kale salad with rye croutons
Christmas Pudding (pearl barley, cream, nuts) with cherry preserve

This will be a hands-on class limited to 8 guests.
You can see photos from the previous Spring, Summer and Autumn 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 1st, repeated Sunday 2nd December 2012

Time:  4pm-9pm

Location:  London N5 (Arsenal tube 2 mins walk)

Price:  £100, or £180 for two people

To book:  Email Anna

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