Category Archives: Basics

Foraging Sweden & Wild Strawberry Jam (Part II)

Continuing on from Part I of a recent Scandinavian foray, a photo essay and recipe dedicated solely to the pleasures of picking wild summer berries in all their countryside abundance… I’ve recently expressed some thoughts about the trendiness of homegrown local produce, but … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, Stockholm, & Crispbread (Part I)

If revisiting Taiwan required a conscious effort to overcome nostalgia and habit-induced travel bias, then my first foray into Scandinavia required levelheaded quelling of the massive expectations resulting from personal obsessions and displaced cultural hype. I’d somehow developed early-onset Scandimania years ago, which … Continue reading

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Lebanese Pickled Turnips (Kabees El Lift)

The term “fermentation” (first observed by Pasteur as la vie sans air: life without air) carries a lot of baggage with it—historical, cultural, psychological. It’s responsible for some of my favourite things in the world: yogurt, miso, coffee, sauerkraut, stinky … Continue reading

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