Imagine the long dark winter and the enormous coastline to understand the major influences of Scandinavian food. There's a lot of fish both pickled and cured with the lovely flavours of dill and smoke predominant. Both cinnamon and cardamom used a lot in baking, especially in dark dense breads and light sweet buns. Mid summer is a major celebration - love the light! - with simple boiled crayfish as the centrepiece and beautiful rye breads all year round.