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Skankynavia: Pumpkin Ravioli Party

I can't believe I just spent another weekend in a kolonihus (colony house). But that's how the Scandinavians roll and who can say no to a pumpkin ravioli punch? My Icelandic friend's friend has a cute little cottage in Copenhagen which she visits regularly on weekends and slowly...

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Skankynavia: Lesbian Birthday

Lesbians. What a wonderful and exotic breed. Much less visible or loud in the public space than gay men, but definitely not dull. Have you talked to your lesbian co-worker today? Maybe you should. Ask her about her cat (she probably just adopted one more), her...

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Skankynavia: Miso Dip

I've become addicted to miso. You know, that Japanese brown and weird looking paste consisting of fermented rice, soybeans, salt and the fungus kōjikin. Or at least that is the most traditional recipe, but miso can be found across Asia in many...

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Skankynavia: Hiker's Kitchen

Cooking at home in your kitchen is so housewifey. Real men cook in nature. Especially when it's summer, and your garden is full of edible food which is the case with my friends C&A. I blogged about our Sunday Forest Lunch last year with...

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Skankynavia: My Japanify Diet

This is a personal post about being lost in culinary hell and finding the path home again with a little help from my Japanese friends. In case someone out there might be in the same situation that I was in, I hope this helps and...

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Skankynavia: Edamame Explosion Salad

Last week I attended a birthday party at a friend's house. He rarely cooks but when he does, he is highly experimental and innovative. I had a drink and was busy chatting with fabulous guests, discussing the recent catastrophic Christian...

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Skankynavia: Fresh Strawberry Pavlova

There's just something about growing your own food. In this Brave New World of global import/export where you can basically die from eating the wrong vegetable (big cucumber scandal in Germany with lots of casualties), is a home grown meal the...

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Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can't help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition...

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Skankynavia: Breaking the China

Do you serve your best food on ugly plates? Are you still using the saucers from your mom's back closet from when you moved away from home? Or do you instead spend all your birthday money on new additions to your Floral Heaven...

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Skankynavia: In the US (Part 2)

PREFACE Skankynavia: In the US (Part 1 - Berkeley) Last week I listened to the great NYC radioshow called RadioLab. They deal with quirky science and interesting true stories, and last week's subject was "memory" (a rerun from 2007, listen here)....

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Skankynavia: In the US (Part 1)

I want to talk about the US, particularly about its food. USA--my god, such a vast, vast country--so much space, so many people it's almost hard to fathom. Especially for someone who lives in a tiny country of five million where everyone who's anything knows...

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Skankynavia: The Royal Café (CPH)

I'm so over normality. I'm over generic cafes, mediocre restaurants and bleh bars with all their effortless interiors, lazy service, boring menu offerings and pointless existence besides making money (in these days: little). The next time I walk into a cream...