Louise lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Her Swedish mother arrived in the UK when she was 23 years of age, by her own admission she struggled with the different way of life here and missed her family hugely. Initially she felt very homesick, to overcome these feelings she cooked and baked all the lovely dishes her mother taught her. Everything was freshly prepared, fruit and vegetables were homegrown or bought from the local greengrocer. Louise recalls her mother making a weekly visit to the local fish market to buy the freshest fish, Louise continues to do the same for her own family.
Every summer Louise and her brother were packed off to stay with their grandparents in Stockholm to spend time with uncles, aunts and cousins. Endless hours were spent outdoors cycling, swimming and fishing in the archipelago. After a days fishing they smoked their catch to eat for supper. Her grandmother (Mormor) was an amazing baker and I spent many an afternoon baking biscuits, cinnamon buns and bread with her. Louise cherishes these recipes and will pass them on to her children.
Because of Louise’s love for Sweden she wanted her children to enjoy the same experiences. Hands down, her three boys would say this was their favourite holiday.
So one day Louise came upon the idea of writing a blog, ever since she can remember Louise has been interested in food, cooking for her is a great joy. Luckily, her passion for food has also been her profession; a food creator. Louise has worked in the food industry as a caterer and private chef for many years. Louise now recipe develops along with food styling and photography, she has found her new passion. All photographs on her website and instagram are taken by her, unless stated otherwise.
Louise also writes a food column for Scan Magazine showcasing Scandinavian brands, travel and lifestyle.
“I hope Nordic Kitchen stories blog inspires you to try new flavour combinations and ingredients. Here you’ll find a collection of family recipes along with my own, made with a touch of love and a pinch of nostalgia. I am happiest in my kitchen, baking, cooking and devising new recipes for my family and friends”.