Tuesday, 7 March 2017

World flavours: Scandinavia

An overview of the most commonly used ingredients per category. These products can serve as inspiration for your components and compositions.


Potatoes, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, kidney beans, chanterelle, mushrooms, Danish asparagus-potato, peas, yellow beets, lettuce, capers, peas, celery, cucumber, turnip, horseradish, parsnip, turnip, red beetroot, red cabbage, spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, beans, onions, carrots. Other: lichen (Iceland)


Strawberries, apricots, apple (Ingrid Marie, Gravensteiner), blueberries, blackberries, cloudberry, raspberry, cherries, gooseberries, rowan berries, lingonberries (lingonberries), plums, rhubarb, red berries, rose hips, orange. Others: dried grapes.


Duck eggs, fulmar eggs, goose eggs, chicken eggs, gull eggs, petrels eggs, guillemot eggs (Iceland).

Meat, game and poultry

Meat: veal, lamb, beef, mutton, pork. Poultry: duck, geese, hazel grouse, woodcock, chicken, parrot bird, guillemot. Wildlife: moose, deer, reindeer. Other: liver, kidneys. Preparations: black pudding, cognacsmedwurst (Sweden), Fleskepølse (Norway), hot dogs, pâté, sausages, sausages.

Fish, seafood and shellfish

Fish: perch, roach, dunliharder, trout, spotted wrasse, whitefish, herring, halibut, cod, kippers, pollock, mackerel, eel, red bream, haddock, plaice, skrei, pike, sprat, cod, turbot, tuna, salmon, monkfish, sole. Shellfish: shrimp, lobster, shell hear, razors, Danish Limfjord oysters, North Sea mussels. Other: bleak roe caviar, roe, whale, seals.

Dairy & Cheese

Dairy: Filmjölk, goat, gräddfil, buttermilk, milk cows, Romme, cream, sheep milk, surmjölk, ymer, sour cream. Cheese: blue castello, danbo, Danish blue, esrom, fjäll brynt, fontal, gjetost, hardanger, havarti, herrgårdsost, maribo, Prästost, knight, samso, skyr, vasterbotten.

Fats & Oils

Fats: butter, duck and goose fat, margarine, lard, suet, whale blubber, seal fat. Oils: fish oil (Denmark).

Nuts, seeds and grains

Nuts: almonds. Seeds: poppy seeds, linseed. Grains: barley, oats, rye, semolina, wheat.


Jaffa: orange soda, milk, Kotikalja, fermented rye malt beverage, sockerdricka. Alcoholic beverages: lättöl is a light beer. Starköl is a malt beverage with more than 3.5% alcohol. Folköl "normal" beer, beer sahti. Strong alcoholic beverages: Salmiakkikossu (Finland) a mix of Viina and salted licorice. Aquavit neutral liqueur made from potato or cereal and brought before bottling to taste. Gammel Dansk, bitter and slightly sweet herbal drink. Moonshine. JAloviina (Finland) made of imported brandy, corn liqueur and caramelized sugars. Swedish punch; sweet liqueur based on arrack: made from rice or molasses and the sap of coconut flowers which is fermented. Punch made of arrak, black tea, sugar and lemon.

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