Food & Drink Aug 19, 2014

Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival

Local chefs try their hand at Nordic Cuisine in Massachusetts.


Local chefs will go Nordic at this unique food festival in West Newton, Massachusetts. Drawing upon influences from both traditional and “new Nordic” cuisine, local chefs will try their hand at Nordic cooking, and you can be the judge! Put on by the Scandinavian Cultural Center, the event features tasting stations, Nordic food vendors, music and fun for all ages, including a special kids’ station featuring Swedish sausages, Icelandic Yogurt and healthy snacks from Whole Foods and Wegmans.

Save $10 and buy your ticket before August 31st . Kids’ tickets are sold for $5 at the door only. Click here to buy your tickets.

“New Nordic” is a term coined by Noma co-founder Claus Meyer. It refers to a movement whose principles stem from using in-season ingredients which are native to the region in which they are being cooked. In more artful terms, “it is earthy and refined, ancient and modern, both playful and deeply serious. Instead of the new (techniques, stabilizers, ingredients), it emphasizes the old (drying, smoking, pickling, curing, smoking) with a larger goal of returning balance to the earth itself,” says Julia Moskin of the New York Times. Read more about the philosophy behind the movement here.

The event includes a talk with Finnish Chef/Author Sami Tallberg, a Norwegian Salmon Cooking Duel, and tasting stations with four award-winning chefs. Click here to learn about chefs Peter Hansen, Jitti Chaithiraphant, Tim Fahy and Mark Hardin.