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IN 2010 COPENHAGEN’S Noma was named the World’s Best Restaurant by the British magazine Restaurant, setting off a flurry of interest in what’s become known as “New Nordic” cuisine.
New Nordic, explains the sixth edition of Time Out Copenhagen, aims to “‘express the purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics’ of Scandinavian cooking,” with an emphasis “on Nordic product (especially root veg, grains, fish, soft cheese, wild berries and herbs).”
Noma won two more World’s Best awards, in 2011 and 2012, and now has two Michelin stars as well. Several of its chefs have gone on to open their own places elsewhere in town, offering Noma-style cuisine.
The guidebook recommends a number of them. At Geranium, the only other Copenhagen restaurant with two Michelin stars, “expect sybaritic intrigue along the lines of smoked potatoes, dried peas and lovage.” Relae, with one Michelin star, features “Nordic dazzlers such as barley porridge with cauliflower ‘crumbs’ and wild mushrooms.”
Those who insist on eating at the original need to plan in advance. At Noma, “there has been a three-month waiting list for a table for the past half-decade or so,” warns the guidebook.
Printable 4X6-inch card
1. This is a drawing by:
a) Edgar Degas
b) Vincent van Gogh
c) Mary Cassatt
2. Captain Thunderbolt, a 19th-century highwayman, had a secret identity as a school teacher in:
c) Rhode Island
3. Cape Coast Castle, once an embarkation point for slaves, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in:
a) Sierra Leone
Catalogued by Destination and by Theme
Where do you want to go? Montana?
BOZEMAN, Montana—As every diehard Star Trek fan knows, Bozeman was the site of the first contact between humans and Vulcans, but you don’t have to be a Trekkie to find a reason to visit this charming college town on the high plains of the American West. If you have ever used a telephone, played a video game, used a PC or even a typewriter, read a book, or simply been intrigued by the remarkable history of the information age, you’ll want to make time for a visit to the American Computer & Robotics Museum.
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What do you want to see? Revenge?
ZAGREB, Croatia—In the summer of 2006 Olinka Vištica and her boyfriend Dražen Grubišić split up. Their separation was amicable yet sorrowful, and left them both with an apartment’s worth of objects which, however banal and domestic, still resonated with memories of happier times now gone.
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