I’m a writer, cook and consultant who grew up in Norway, spent summers in New England and now live in Bloomsbury, London.
My culinary training took place at Leiths School of Food and Wine, and after graduating I worked in some of the UK’s top restaurants. Previous education includes a Masters in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS, a degree in Social Anthropology from Cambridge and (good grief, it was a lifetime ago) the International Baccalaureate at Oslo International School. Languages spoken, in varying degrees of proficiency: English, Norwegian, German, Spanish, French and Japanese.
I’ve written about Scandinavian food for Sainsbury’s Magazine, delicious. Magazine and the Financial Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian, as well as contributed recipes to all the major mainstream and trade publications in the UK. Saltyard Books published my cookbooks: Secrets of Scandinavian Cooking…Scandilicious in 2011 and Scandilicious Baking in 2012. I also worked with Fiona Beckett on The Ultimate Student Cookbook (Absolute Press) and have worked on a dozen other cookbooks, including Hawksmoor At Home, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, Pitt Cue Cookbook, Le Pain Quotidien.
Scandilicious specialises in modern Scandinavian cooking, baking and living and our London-based supper club #EatScandi was featured in the New Yorker.
If you’re on social media, do follow my Scandi antics on Twitter: @signesjohansen Facebook: Scandilicious & Instagram: signesjohansen
Speaking & festival demo experience: Hay Literary Festival, Ways With Words/Dartington Literary Festival, Henley Literary Festival, Denzell Gardens Book Festival, Durham Book & Food Festival, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Abergavenny Food Festival, Scandinavia Show, Nordicana Film & TV Festival
Scandinavian Masterclasses: Leiths School of Food & Wine, Bertinet Cookery School, The Vegetarian Cookery School, Books for Cooks, Central Street Cookery School, Cambridge Cookery School, Peter’s Yard Bakery in Edinburgh, Toast Festival of Food & Ideas, Abergavenny Food Festival
Television experience: Market Kitchen (2010), What’s Cooking (May 2013), Sunday Brunch on Channel 4 (June 2013)