From the North Promotion

From the North: A Simple and Modern Approach to Authentic Nordic Cooking by Katrin Bjork celebrates the classic dishes of Nordic countries, while making them more accessible and approachable for the rest of the world.

Katrín was born in Iceland, moved to Denmark to study photography and ended up living there for 14 years. Now she resides in New York where she writes the blog, Modern Wifestyle.

Katrín includes recipes for basic staples including Blueberry jam, Smoked butter, and Sourdough starter. A few other examples include Skyr cake, which highlights traditional Icelandic yogurt and a crust of fresh fruit and nuts and looks super easy and delicious and Danish crackling pork with sugar-glazed potatoes for the ultimate meat and potatoes dinner with a touch of sweetness.
The author was the photographer for this title and her photos are elegant and inspiring. I have her Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage, Reindeer meatballs with mushrooms (I'll use beef), and Crushed potatoes with horseradish and duck fat on the menu this week and will report back. We finally moved this weekend and I hope I can find all my spices to pull this dinner off.

For a look inside From the North our    features these   recipes:

Recipe images From the North

Special thanks to Page Street Publishing for the materials for our preview as well as providing three copies of this stunning book in our contest below. 


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • Shelley.b  on  7/2/2018 at 8:17 PM

    Lobster roll with fennel slaw

  • ladybrooke  on  7/2/2018 at 8:21 PM

    I'd try the blueberry soup.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  7/2/2018 at 8:26 PM

    Would love, love, love this book. Want to first try the Langoustine Bisque with Cognac.

  • icicle  on  7/2/2018 at 10:19 PM

    You had me at Danish cracklin pork but the smoked almonds looks interesting too...

  • ravensfan  on  7/3/2018 at 7:10 AM

    Lobster roll with fennel slaw

  • kmn4  on  7/3/2018 at 8:55 AM

    Rømmegrøt with lavender and smoked currants

  • Catalicious  on  7/3/2018 at 10:45 AM

    I'd make Scallop ceviche with elderflower

  • MiMi60  on  7/3/2018 at 2:03 PM

    I would love to try Danish crackling pork with sugar-glazed potatoes

  • wanderlavender  on  7/3/2018 at 9:02 PM

    I think that the Rømmegrøt with lavender and smoked currants sounds really interesting, and I'd love to try the recipe.

  • EmilyR  on  7/4/2018 at 1:21 AM

    Blueberry soup! Iceland is a magical place and I think of my friend Greta making her famed blueberry preserves.

  • Scotsman61  on  7/5/2018 at 12:14 AM

    Leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and berry marinade

  • Nkrieda78  on  7/5/2018 at 7:25 AM

    I would make the Danish Crackling Pork with Sugar Glazed Potatoes first!

  • Siegal  on  7/5/2018 at 9:02 AM

    I want to make blue mussels with beer

  • sarahawker  on  7/5/2018 at 9:49 AM

    Blueberry soup

  • AUKatie82  on  7/5/2018 at 11:52 AM

    I'd like to make the fried cod cheeks with baked root vegetable crisps

  • parnassus  on  7/5/2018 at 5:26 PM

    cake with dates and hazelnuts

  • sgump  on  7/6/2018 at 10:45 AM

    I'd also have to try the blueberry soup (seems to be a popular pick)!

  • jmay42066  on  7/6/2018 at 11:17 AM

    Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage

  • lgroom  on  7/6/2018 at 1:38 PM

    Ooooo. Blueberry soup.

  • ebs  on  7/7/2018 at 9:04 PM

    Danish strawberry tart with marzipan and chocolate

  • debbiehb  on  7/8/2018 at 9:56 AM

    Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage

  • mcconnell106  on  7/8/2018 at 5:50 PM

    crispy flounder on Danish rye w/sweet onions

  • Shelley.b  on  7/10/2018 at 6:18 PM

    Blueberry soup

  • monasli  on  7/11/2018 at 1:52 PM

    crispy flounder on Danish rye with sweet onions. Also, all the baked cod recipes.

  • skyejaden  on  7/13/2018 at 3:00 PM

    I would love the Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage!

  • sus1ecooks  on  7/13/2018 at 8:35 PM

    Scallop ceviche with elderflower sounds interesting

  • LaurenE  on  7/14/2018 at 10:22 PM

    Danish Crackling Pork with Sugar Glazed Potatoes

  • RSW  on  7/15/2018 at 11:05 AM

    Grilled wild coldwater shrimp with hazelnut mayonnaise

  • mduncan  on  7/19/2018 at 7:19 PM

    Baked leeks with rosehip and toasted barley

  • RNJessicaK  on  7/20/2018 at 4:49 AM

    Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage OR Baked Leeks with Rosehip & Toasted Barley. Both sound delicious!!

  • mmstarla  on  7/20/2018 at 10:17 AM

    I would love to try the Brussels sprouts with smoked butter and sage !

  • Dannausc  on  7/22/2018 at 2:29 PM

    Grilled whole snapper

  • LSanders  on  7/22/2018 at 4:39 PM

    Blueberry soup!

  • leilx  on  7/24/2018 at 3:34 PM

    Lamb chops with lovage and ramps!

  • Julia  on  7/25/2018 at 4:09 PM

    Lobster roll with fennel slaw

  • ktpotat  on  7/25/2018 at 9:57 PM

    Monkfish with beet dressing

  • herby  on  7/27/2018 at 10:44 PM

    Crushed potatoes with horseradish and duck fat

  • DarcyVaughn  on  7/27/2018 at 11:23 PM

    Blue mussels with beer

  • sequoia55  on  7/28/2018 at 2:26 AM

    Blueberry soup

  • desdemona246  on  7/28/2018 at 9:48 AM

    The grown-up cake with dates and hazelnuts looks delicious!

  • rosalee  on  7/28/2018 at 1:15 PM

    Icelandic fishcakes with cauliflower-- Ljúffengur!

  • RickPearson54  on  7/28/2018 at 1:38 PM

    Blueberry soup

  • fbrunetti  on  7/28/2018 at 5:40 PM

    Night salted cod with grilled cucumber and fava beans

  • kcfish  on  7/30/2018 at 12:19 PM

    Blueberry soup

  • tararr  on  7/30/2018 at 7:30 PM

    Blueberry soup

  • PeavineBlues  on  7/31/2018 at 6:50 AM

    Grilled arctic char

  • beetangsurat  on  8/1/2018 at 5:40 PM

    The crispy flounder with sweet onions on Danish rye recipe sounds great.

  • TrishaCP  on  8/2/2018 at 8:53 PM

    The blueberry soup.

  • t.t  on  8/4/2018 at 12:53 AM

    Cured salmon with mustard sauce (Graflax)

  • banba1  on  8/4/2018 at 6:40 PM

    That leg of lamb looks amazing! I'd try that first!

  • jemans  on  8/10/2018 at 10:16 AM

    The brussel sprouts with smoked butter and sage sound unreal!

  • rachael_mc  on  8/11/2018 at 10:36 AM

    Icelandic fishcakes with cauliflower

  • orchidlady01  on  8/11/2018 at 9:49 PM

    Grilled whole snappper

  • mph993  on  8/12/2018 at 6:30 PM

    Pan-fried flounder with berry butter and herbs

  • rglo820  on  8/14/2018 at 5:01 PM

    Icelandic langoustine bisque with Cognac!

  • erinrobinson  on  8/17/2018 at 8:28 AM

    Danish rye bread

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