For this event Food Studio played host to the remarkable Danish craft brewery Bøgedal, located some 200km to the west of Copenhagen. Gitte Holmboe made the journey over from Denmark to personally present each of the beers she would be serving and she was joined by chef Thomas Randsøe, who had put together a five course seafood menu that would best showcase Bøgedal's beers.
For three evenings in September, Food Studio invited guests for another gastronomic experience in the open air.
In late August a food festival was arranged in the coastal city of Ålesund, in the west of Norway. Kristin Hove, the author of “Mellom bakkar og berg”; a book about locally produced food from all over the country, was invited for a pop-up dinner to present the best the region has to offer.
Food Studio`s house-chef, Magne Ilsaas, was invited by DogA, the Norwegian center for design and architecture, to create a dinner for their concept “In the Designer`s Stomach”. The concept behind the event was for a designer or architect to create a menu in their own spirit, which was cooked by the chefs from Cafe Transformator, the restaurant at DogA.
On the 20.07.12 Maaemo, Tim Wendelboe and Food Studio arranged a tribute to the forest and the joys it has to offer. You know, like the smell of the air right after a rainfall, the crackling of a bonfire, the taste of wild growing herbs and fresh picked berries. The 20 lucky guests, who had raced all over Oslo to get their tickets, were served a five-course dinner prepared in open air by the innovative chefs from Maaemo. Here are the recipes for two of the dishes:
The nature and our surroundings are filled with edible and nutritious plants and weeds. Foraging for food ourselves can give a sense of nearness to the nature, and offer surprising gastronomic experiences.
Food Studio has been out gathering some of what the nature has to offer right now. This is a guide to some of the plants you can find, and our top tips to what to do with it.