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‘Our love of things Scandinavian continues to grow… A beautiful book that conveys the simplicity and clean flavours of this region’s cooking’ DELICIOUS, Book of the Month

If you thought Scandinavian food was all about rotting shark, think again. It is, as they say in the fashion world, so hot right now, as is Signe Johansen, a food anthropologist with a winning style and a great way with a recipe.’ FT WEEKEND, Summer Books

‘Time was when the most exciting name in Scandinavian food was the Muppets’ Swedish chef – but no longer! … Bright young cooks such as London-based Norwegian Signe Johansen have emerged to guide us beyond our meatballs and pickled herring prejudices. Her clean, simple recipes are fjord-fresh, with welcome alternatives for ingredients that might be hard to find’ 

‘Nordic Nigella, Signe Johansen’s…latest book is this snow white smorgasbord…beautifully written and beautifully photographed (by Debi Treloar), Signe’s voice shines through her writing; this would be a great gift for the cook with a bookshelf already sagging under Jamies, Nigellas, Delias and Ramsays.’  THE FOODIE SHORTLIST

‘Scandi cuisine is the coolest food trend of the moment and, if you’re curious to get to know it better, this is the perfect intro, with gorgeous, simple, and often very healthy recipes that show how this way of eating goes deliciously way beyond the pickled herring clichés.’ 

‘Scandinavia is so hip right now… Johansen’s fresh and healthy style includes breezy breakfasts of bircher museli, rhubarb and orange compote and deliciously different afternoon teas of cardomom cream buns and spiced apple cake.’ 

‘Scandinavian food has never been more in vogue with its healthy connotations, cool cuisine, quirky, lip-smacking flavour pairings and its ability to conjure up images of snowy tundras and stark, brilliant sunshine… 
In her first book, Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious, Signe Johansen moves from successful blogger to brilliant food writer, sharing the secrets of a relatively unknown cuisine to a hungry audience…All round super-cool, stylish and elegant food, perfect for the impending British summer.’ HELLO! MAGAZINE

‘Each recipe is accompanied by gorgeous photography and lends itself perfectly to a celebration of the pleasure of sharing good food with friends around the kitchen table’ 

‘Signe Johansen’s new cookbook is full of quick and easy Scandinavian recipes, all bursting with fresh flavour’ 

‘We could not recommend this book more heartily: it is well paced, well written, honest, indulgent but balanced, purposeful but relaxed. Within it are some genuinely useful and helpful recipes that are absolutely ideal for the coming of the long summer holidays. Signe Johansen’s style is very homely, relaxed and approachable, whilst at the same time there is no doubt that this is the work of a real foodie, from a part of the world that appreciates simple, fresh and natural flavours. It is a much deserved triumph.’

‘I love this book. Too often cookbooks assume more knowledge than the reader has or are too basic but this book is, like its food, simply refreshing, unfussy and… works! That’s very Scandinavian of course.’

‘In honor of Eurovision weekend, here is a Scandinavian cookbook entry that is the complete opposite of “nil points.”  It gets full marks and it’s Scandilicious by Signe Johansen…Like Eurovision, I’m enjoying the Scandilicious recipes for their uniqueness (Scandinavian Apple and Rye Trifle), color (Iced Nordic Berries with White Chocolate and Cardamom Sauce) , and flair (Spiced Lingonberry Red Cabbage).’ Culinaria Libris


4 Responses to Press

  1. Tony Reed says:

    Dear Signe

    I was great to meet you at the Scandinavian Show… (Jarlsberg stand).

    We have a new project… The Risør Holiday Village. 12 modern cabins where we would like to run some Scandinavian cooking courses.

    Maybe combined with collecting their own ingredients from fishing and shell fish collecting to using local game and “fruits of the forest”… targeted at the UK Market.

    Could you contact me… to discuss. and maybe take a visit to Risør.

    Regards Tony.


  2. Sam Purnell says:

    Hi Signe

    We work for the Norwegian Seafood Export Council on their UK mareketing camapign. We’d love to talk to you about getting involved. We have a couple of jobs that we’d like to consider you for. Could you drop me a line or call me.

    Thanks, Sam Purnell
    0117 973 1173

  3. Megan says:

    Hi Signe,

    I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch.

    I work with Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and we are holding an exciting food event exclusively for selected food bloggers on Monday 30th Jan. I wondered if it may be of interest to you…

    We are launching the ‘Food Explorer’ campaign to help celebrate the array of fantastic restaurants in the centre. Not only are there popular brands like Wahaca and Pizza Express, but the centre is also home to The Great Eastern Market where independently run restaurants such as Rhythm Kitchen offer some more exotic bites.

    We will also be holding three cookery workshops with three restaurants – All Star Lanes, Rhythm Kitchen and Busaba Eathai on Monday. Head chefs will be demonstrating how they create some of their favourite dishes – and we would love for you to come and try your hand at recreating/ trying one of them (if you are free)!

    If you are interested please do drop me an email at and I will send the invite and full details over.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    On behalf of Westfield Stratford City

  4. Kamilla Nyegaard-Larsen says:

    Hei Signe!

    Jeg er en norsk kvinne på 23 år som er bosatt i London.
    Da jeg flyttet hit i 2010 lette jeg, uten hell, etter en webside som handlet om nordmenn i London, og norske ting som foregår her. Jeg er derfor nå i ferd med å sette opp en slik webside selv. I den forbindelse lurte jeg på om du har tid til et kort intervju (enten personlig, via epost eller på telefon) om norsk (og skandinavisk, selvfølgelig!) mat?

    Kontakt meg gjerne via epost, eller på telefon 07902126646.

    Håper å høre fra deg snart!

    Kamilla Nyegaard-Larsen

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