Dining Like a Kazakh

I have recently taken on a new job. Maybe you have noticed – the blog, and my Instagram account, has an increasing number of references to countries in Central Asia. It’s quite exciting actually. My new job is taking me places: to the shores of Lake Caucasus, ancient cities along the silk road and far away business hubs, that I before did not know existed. I have been truly amazed and blown away by these cultures, and what treasures lie behind previously closed borders. As my trips are for business only, I haven’t had much time to explore. But my lovely colleagues have every time made sure, that I get at least a small taste of local culture. This week, I was visiting Almaty – business hub and former capital city of Kazakhstan.  Continue reading “Dining Like a Kazakh”

A Night at Frantzen

If there is one restaurant in Sweden that has been making headlines lately, it is Frantzen. In February, at the Michelin gala in Copenhagen, star chef Björn Frantzen finally got his wish, and made culinary history by bringing the first three-star restaurant in history to Sweden. Since the announcement it has been impossible to book a table. Luckily yours truly had a booking from before the announcement, so a week ago we dressed up and hit the town for our first Swedish three-star meal. Continue reading “A Night at Frantzen”

The Cocktail Garnish Project

You don’t find me in the kitchen that often. Or you do, but its when I am snacking and disturbing while M tries to make food; or when I am making cocktails. Today it has been the latter. I have long been thinking of drying lemon slices to make garnishes for my home made cocktails, and today was one of those days that I just decided to get it done. Continue reading “The Cocktail Garnish Project”

Three Restaurant Tips for Surviving Winter in Stockholm

March is perhaps the most depressing month of the year – or at least the second, after November. But when it’s depressing weather outside, what better than to book a nice cozy restaurant to cheer up your weekend. Here are a few recommendations, from three different price classes, that I have visited in the past month.  Continue reading “Three Restaurant Tips for Surviving Winter in Stockholm”