Author Archives: Malin Norman

A bag of pick ‘n ‘mix

When I meet new people, especially during my travels abroad, the first question I get asked is where I come from. My answer is always, “I come from Sweden, but I’m a Londoner.” This is also followed with a declaration of love, “I really think that London is the best city in the world.” During […]

Recipe: Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients 200 g butter 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup icing sugar 5 cups flour 3 tablespoons cacao 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar 1 egg Directions Mix all ingredients to a dough Roll into small balls Flatten each with a fork Bake at 200 C for 10 mins Serve with your favourite […]

Sweden: Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival

Having missed out on both the Great British Beer Festival and the Great American Beer Festival this year, I have the chance to go to the word’s third largest beer festival after these two. This turns out to be in my homecountry, good old Sweden; Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, which takes place 24-26 September […]

Recipe: Chocolate Muffins

Ingredients 100 g butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar 100 g dark chocolate 10 cl fruit beer 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries For the Icing: 50 g butter 3 tablespoons beer 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar 3 cups icing […]

Food & beer: Smak & Villovägen

Food & beer pairing dinner with Smak & Mera tapas restaurant and Villovägens Kellarbryggeri. Pairing #1 Food: salad with prawn, mango, glass noodles & peanuts Beer: Falu Lager, Villovägens Kellarbryggeri, Sweden – ABV 5.9% Notes: great match with the malty, bready and slightly fruity lager with the mango and added peanut crunch of the salad […]

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients 100 g dark chocolate (over 70%) 10 cl imperial stout 100 g soft butter 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 100 g chopped almonds Directions Melt chocololate and beer, stir well Mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla sugar Add one egg at […]

Long live the traditional “kingdom of beer”?

Belgian beer is a well-known concept and often claimed to be the best in the world, although only accounting for 1% of global beer production. With the label “kingdom of beer” comes a huge chunk of responsibility and whether they want it or not, Belgian brewers are role models for many other brewers across the […]

Recipe: Spicy Burger

Ingredients (serves 4) 400 g minced meat Bacon Red onion Tomatoes Salad Strong cheddar cheese Mustard Chilli sauce Hamburger bread Spices – to taste Directions Shape minced meat into burgers Fry the burgers and bacon Slice the onion and tomatoes Assemble the burger, add the sauces Serve with root vegetable crisps & beer Beer Nebuchadnezzar […]

So who are these beer bloggers?

“Who are these guys really, the beer bloggers?” I thought to myself before coming to the annual beer bloggers & writers conference, this time taking place in Brussels. What better opportunity to go and see for myself when a hundred or so of this curious kind from across the world gathered in one place for […]

Recipe: Potatoes & Chorizo

Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 onion 1 garlic clove 2 potatoes 1 carrot 150 g chorizo Beef stock – to taste 2 eggs Directions Peel, chop and boil the potatoes and carrot Fry the chopped onion and garlic Add the chorizo, fry away Add the boiled potatoes and carrot Let simmer for a short while, for […]