Tag Archives: Travel

Scandi Street Food at its Best – Pølse!

Photo of the Scandi street food pulse (hot dogs) for Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Since the popularity of street food seems to have risen recently, with great places such as Bundobust (a bar serving Indian street food in Leeds) making it into the Michelin Guide, we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Signe Johansen brings hygge to Harrogate

How to hygge in Harrogate event with Signe Johansen hosted by Baltzesren's Scandinavian cafe at Harrogate Theatre

More than a little bit of hygge was in evidence at Harrogate Theatre when we invited Signe Johansen to share the secrets of the popular Scandinavian philosophy with the local community. As all things should, the night began with coffee … Continue reading

Bergen Be Mine – West Coast Chronicles pt. IV

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Fine, I hesitate to call this a ‘road trip,’ as Kennet and I were barely on the road long enough to experience Tool’s album ‘Lateralus’ in its entirety. I’m a sucker for the new electronic stuff myself, but when road … Continue reading

Norway: a Cold Mistress – The West Coast Chronicles pt I

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28 years ago a young couple from Southern California, named Mark and Eileen, decided that fresh squeezed orange juice, avocados in season all year round and idyllic sun shining on the Pacific Ocean simply didn’t cut it for them. They packed … Continue reading

The West Coast Chronicles – Prologue: Rob’s Going Home to Norway

Before Paul even hired him, Rob pitched the idea of a research trip to his hometown in Norway – covering a range of Norwegian coffee & cuisine culture Rob knows well from growing up there, and some establishments unfamiliar to … Continue reading

Copenhagen Chronicles: The Overview

My wife Katie and I visited Oslo in the build up to launching Baltzersen’s back in early 2012.  At the end of last summer we decided to visit another one of Scandinavia’s capitals, ostensibly to gather ideas for developing the … Continue reading