Welcome

Welcome

folk • smak: the people’s taste Welcome to folksmak where we write about all things Scandinavian and Scandi-American! You can also expect a sprinkling of German and other Northern-European influences. We’re really interested in Scandinavian and Northern-European food, traditions, and cultural influences that manifest in the United States and hope we can share them!

Carrot and Cardamom Pickle

Carrot and Cardamom Pickle

Fermentation is a key facet of Nordic food. From pickled herring to filmjölk to pickled beets, fermented foods feature frequently in the daily cuisine of Scandinavian countries. We first got turned on to fermentation and its many virtues from Holly Davis' book Ferment which is published by Chronicle Books. In this book, Holly offers an [...]

Peach & Frangipane Tart with Cardamom Crust

Peach & Frangipane Tart with Cardamom Crust

We bought some wonderfully tasty peaches at the Lawrence Farmers' Market last weekend—it is stone-fruit season after all—and had to think of a good use for all of them. They would be delicious just eaten plain or with vanilla ice cream, but that would be too easy. So, here’s my recipe for a peach-amaretto frangipane [...]