My Blue and White Kitchen

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Notable New Blogs
Food blogs that have been running roughly a year or less
and that deserve a wide readership.
 Every other Thursday.

The Blog: My Blue and White Kitchen: Seasonal, Nordic-Inspired Cuisine

The URL: myblueandwhitekitchen.com

Who Writes It: Sini, a twenty-something graduate student who lives in southern Finland.

Why I Like It: Annually in December and January an assortment of pundits post or publish their lists of the upcoming year’s U.S. food trends. I read these articles carefully and I have noticed that some topics make the list every year. One is South American cooking, either in toto or as a specific cuisine—Peruvian is popular. Another is Scandinavian. On the ground, as they say, you see the trend in restaurants, a little (sometimes I think that Marcus Samuelsson pretty much is the trend), and there has been a modest florescence in cookbook publishing, too (this, too, has a lot to do with Samuelsson). I don’t think the trend has taken root in American home kitchens. My Blue and White Kitchen, pan-Nordic but especially Finnish, offers up many inviting reasons for home cooks to take a northerly turn. I like the way Sini has developed a focus on things gathered from the wild, mushrooms and berries in particular. Happily, many of these are foods you can gather or buy easily in the U.S. Among many other virtues, from the earthy and inspiring photos to the big list of recipes for berry-laden baked things, the blog is nicely written, proving once again, as anyone who has traveled to Scandinavia knows, that the English spoken there often comes across as superior to what you hear in the U.S.

Three Recipes Worth Cooking:

Pulla (Finnish Cardamom-Spiced Sweet Buns): Apparently the one recipe you need to master if you want call yourself a Finnish cook.

Beet and Potato Latkes: Though not reflected in Sini’s name for the recipe, she tops these with salmon, apple, sour cream, and dill, which means they are rather more main courses than sides.

Whipped Lingonberry Porridge: Why limit your lingonberry intake to the little food court at IKEA?

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