The Best Scandinavian Recipes, from Traditional to New-School

How chefs and home cooks are preserving and reinterpreting the cuisines of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden

bySAVEUR Editors| PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2018 1:30 AM
The Best Scandinavian Recipes, from Traditional to New-School
Icelandic Langoustine Soup. Ingalls Photography
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From cured salmon to saffron-tinged sweets to Swedish meatballs, the cuisine of today's Scandinavia tells the story of how some of the world's most forward-thinking chefs are interpreting the Northern European landscape around them (and bringing those ingredients elsewhere). Scandinavian cuisine represents the perfect mix of preserving traditions—Finnish crawfish boils anyone?—with looking to the future with sustainable growing practices and a culture of mainstreaming meat-free options. We've rounded up our favorite Scandinavian recipes highlight the food of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.