What is the ‘New Nordic Kitchen’?

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In Denmark, we have very high quality food. 

Danish food can be divided in two categories: traditional and modern cuisine (‘The New Nordic Kitchen’).

Traditionel food is frikadeller, gravy, stegte løgn (sauteed onions), and smørrebrød, which is very delicious. The ‘New Nordic Kitchen’ is a cuisine which uses local, sustainably produced ingredients with minimal processing, resulting in healthy flavourful dishes. The concept of the ‘New Nordic Kitchen’ was established in 2004 when some of the most famous chefs in Scandinavia wrote a manifesto  which included 10 goals.

For example, goal number two was to “reflect the changes of the season in the meal we make,” while goal number eight was to “combine the best in Nordic cookery and culinary traditions with impulses from abroad.” Food from the New Nordic Kitchen can be tasted at different Danish restaurants such as Noma and Geranium.

The best Danish restaurants have high standards – in 2010 Noma, located in Copenhagen, was elected the world’s best restaurant. There are 23 Michelin restaurants in DenmarkYou can find out more about them here.

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