Thursday, June 2, 2016

Burning Love

Photo Courtesy Of Kokkeriet

What happened when perusing Instagram for furniture, I stumbled on food porn instead. Yummy, without the risk of sounding like a perv du jour. That said, I'm chiefly a dessert person, but this caught my attention mainly for the name and presentation. And being the curious person that I am, I had to reach out to Kokkeriet in Copenhagen to discover more about their menu and what they do.

“It’s our interpretation of the classic Brændende Kærlighede,” said Kokkeriet's communications coordinator Buqe Peci and added, “the dish is traditionally a poor man’s food, consisting of mashed potatoes, fried onions and bacon cubes. It is frequently served with pickled beetroot and rye bread. The dish is believed to have originated from Norway, and reached Denmark in the 18th century. It was the traditional plate made for the one you loved, on a day similar to our times Valentine's Day. Hence, the name 'Burning Love' as it translates into English.

Our reindition consists of; juice glazed fried pork belly, and lightly smoked potato purée sprinkled with ashes made from roasted onions and fresh cress that is later grilled and lightly pickled. When served, flaming aquavit flavoured with bacon and onions is added at the table. Our definition frames the original flavour, but with a lighter and more elegant expression. It often impresses the Danes, because of their inbuilt association. However, the dish is most certainly also very popular amongst our foreign guests, simply because of its palatability.”

Ah, c'est beau l'amour.

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