Reminiscing Scandi-style

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A food revolution has hit Scandinavia and Adam Liaw heads far north and immerses himself in Scandinavian / Nordic culture, history and cuisine.
“What we might call a “Danish” is actually an entire range of pastries known in Denmark as Wienerbrod, or Viennese bread. Of all of these, the spandauer is...
“Waffles are an institution in both Norway and Sweden and on a Sunday morning in either country it’s almost as if the entire north of Scandinavia pulls their...
“Salmon from the north of Norway is famous around Scandinavia. Its large size and rich fat make it a real delicacy from the region. This traditional Norwegian...
“There’s no more identifiably Swedish dish than good old Swedish meatballs. There are a few keys to a good meatball – steam the meatballs so they are tender, fry...

Destination Flavour Scandinavia recipes

"One of my favourite Scandinavian food traditions is the Norwegian Krabbefest. In the summer, the waters around Bergen teem with hundreds of thousands of...
"One of my earliest food memories is of reading comic books about the Viking adventures of Asterix and Obelix and thinking how delicious the glazed wild boars...
"The world of the classic Danish open sandwich can be a confusing one at times, with dozens of separate toppings and hundreds of different varieties of sandwiches...
"These spherical Danish doughnuts are one of my favourite sweets, and they’re much easier to make than they look. You do need an aebleskiver pan, but if...
"There is a lovely relationship between many classic Danish dishes. When a chicken is boiled to make stock, the meat of the bird is often used for creamy chicken...
“What we might call a “Danish” is actually an entire range of pastries known in Denmark as Wienerbrod, or Viennese bread. Of all of these, the spandauer is...
“The classic Danish thinly sliced cucumber pickle agurkesalat can be served with just about anything – from meatballs to grilled salmon. This...
“Salmon from the north of Norway is famous around Scandinavia. Its large size and rich fat make it a real delicacy from the region. This traditional Norwegian...
“Thursday pea soup and pancakes is an institution across Scandinavia, originally intended to be a hearty meal leading into a traditional fasting day on a Friday....
“These delicious buns are traditionally eaten in Sweden on Shrove Tuesday (or Fat Tuesday, as it’s known in Scandinavia), but they’re so popular that more...
“Waffles are an institution in both Norway and Sweden and on a Sunday morning in either country it’s almost as if the entire north of Scandinavia pulls their...
“There’s no more identifiably Swedish dish than good old Swedish meatballs. There are a few keys to a good meatball – steam the meatballs so they are tender, fry...

The best of Destination Flavour

Before he travelled to Scandinavia, Adam Liaw ate his way through Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Here are some of the best bits.

Recipes from Down Under

Adam Liaw's on the road again to uncover the best produce from Australia and New Zealand.
Adam Liaw returns to the country that first fired his passion for food in Destination Flavour: Japan.
When I was growing up an ugly little berry tart with a touch of whipped cream was a treat my brothers and sisters and I all loved. Baking doesn’t always have to...
Kakuni is a recipe that originated in Japan’s south, and is related to red-braised Chinese pork dishes such as dong-po pork. The Japanese version is lightly...
Destination Flavour takes to the road with a clear aim and a firm promise: to meet the people behind Australia’s finest food and to find out what inspires them!

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Follow Adam on his latest adventure - and experience The New Nordic food revolution.
One-on-one encounters with the obsessive primary producers, local food legends and master chefs; peppered with recipes that anyone can try in their own kitchen
Celebrate traditional Scandinavian ingredients from the forest, sea and land, in these contemporary dishes of earthy, clean and subtle flavours.
Share Adam’s relentless pursuit of food and produce perfection as he visits beautiful locations in Australia and New Zealand.
Meet interesting food heroes, celebrate fabulous produce and explore the various cultures and cuisines Australians are so fortunate to have on their doorstep.