Recipes from Aquavit

Aquavit by Marcus Samuelsson

In this long-awaited book, Marcus Samuelsson introduces the simple techniques and exciting combinations that have won him worldwide acclaim and placed Scandinavian cooking at the forefront of the culinary scene. Whether it’s a freshly interpreted Swedish classic or a dramatically original creation, each one of the dishes has been flawlessly recreated for the home cook. Every recipe has a masterful touch that makes it strikingly new: the contrasting temperatures of Warm Beef Carpaccio in Mushroom Tea, the pleasing mix of creamy and crunchy textures in Radicchio, Bibb, and Blue Cheese Salad, the cornflake coating on a delightful rendition of Marcus’s favorite “junk food,” Crispy Potatoes.

A glass mug of glogg aquavit on a white saucer with a pile of almonds on a red placemat.

Glögg

From the beginning of December on through the New Year, glogg–a spiced wine–is served in Swedish homes on festive occasions or when visitors drop by.

Prune-Stuffed Pork Roast

Prune-Stuffed Pork Roast

Pork loin roast and its accompanying buttery sauce are filled with prunes, a great companion for pork. The recipe is simple and perfect for entertaining.

A loaf of tomato-goat cheese terrine--garlicky goat cheese layered with red and yellow tomatoes and arugula on a cutting board

Tomato-Goat Cheese Terrine

Heirloom tomatoes–both red and yellow–and salad greens add layers of color and flavor to this terrine filled with silky, garlicky goat cheese.