Edible Manhattan isnt the only new food magazine in town. Swallow, which launches next month, promises to be an experiment in how far a food magazine can go. The introduction to the hardbound premiere issue continues, Swallow is a step away from the hubbub of foodie faddism. Hence a look into the dark side of Scandinavias fungi, a blechtacularly illustrated collection of head-to-tail pork recipes (braised pigs hearts with dandelion salad, anyone?), and profiles of top Scandinavian chefs, including our own Marcus Samuelsson. But what we really love is the front-of-book section introducing us to various Scandinavian foods and trends. Below, some Nordic words weve pulled from the issue's features and happily added to our porkcabulary.
Falukorv (Sweden) A gigantic smoked pork-and-veal sausage that made an appearance in the Swedish porn flick Fbodjntan.
Smrrebrd (Denmark) [D]erived from the Danish words for butter and bread, [its] infinitely represented in Davidsens eponymous restaurant, with a meter-and-a-half long menu listing over 250 varieties of open-faced sandwiches.
Kalaaliaraq (Greenland) The local hunters market. Displays all manner of edibles from the relatively tame to the far-out freakouts such as sea birds, polar bear meat, and eviscerated seals whose meat is eaten raw.
Kestomakkara (Finland) A gamey, dense sausage filled with reindeer, moose, and bear.
Rulleplse (Denmark) [A] spiced, cured, and pressed pork belly sliced thin, garnished with onion and served as smrrebrd.
Krftskiva (Sweden) Crayfish, beheaded and cracked open, and eaten with a lot of aquavit during summer parties that involve paper hats.
Husmanskost (Sweden) Home-cooked food, such as boiled knuckle of pork with mashed swede served with three types of mustard.
Salmiakki (Finland) A corrosive salt thats present in all manner of salted licorice from Iceland to Denmark, through Finland. Can be dissolved into cheap vodka for a drink (salmari) that tastes like a mixture of chemical salt, refined sugar, and molten licorice.
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