Kaja Hengstenberg.


Kaja is a food creative and private chef based in Stockholm. She loves to try new food trends, visit fun and inspiring restaurants around the world and to share her internationally inspired recipes with readers and her followers. Kaja is also a passionate sourdough bread baker. In April, she will launch her own Cookie business in Stockholm.

4 February 2021

Poggio ai Santi. Nature, delicious food, and amazing people

Poggio ai Santi is a special place. It’s located in the middle of Tuscany, in the most beautiful setting, you can imagine. The food here is exceptional, […]
1 February 2021

How to cook the perfect chicken

I know of many people who are scared to prepare a whole chicken because they have no clue how, and then once they cook it, they’re […]
29 January 2021
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5 Wines you should try in 2021

The wine bottle has become our best friend over the past 12 months or so. Sofa, jogging pants, the latest episode of The Queen’s Gambit on […]
27 January 2021

Fjällnas – A Swedish winter wonderland

Sweden has a lot of hidden and not so hidden gems. No wonder, as the country is 1574km long, compared to Germany, which is 857km long. […]
21 January 2021

3 Semla in Stockholm You Have to Try

Last week I talked about the Swedish Semla, its tradition, and how you’re supposed to eat it. Stockholm is all white right now, cosier than ever, […]
13 January 2021

Meet (and Eat) the Swedish Semla

The top of a fluffy, yeast bun that tastes of cardamom is slowly being cut off, followed by a very rich, buttery almond cream being piped […]
8 January 2021

10 Most nutritious weight-loss-friendly foods on the planet

Covid-19 has tied our eyes to our laptop screens, our butts to the sofas, and our hands to chips bags. Pizza delivery has become an at […]
6 January 2021

3 Things we should do once Covid-19 is over

Aren’t you longing after sweating your ass off while dancing to techno music in a full, dark club somewhere in Berlin, Telaviv, or Tbilisi? Or being […]
2 December 2020

5 Cookbooks That Make You Travel

We all miss traveling right now. Or maybe some of you don’t and actually enjoy the slowed-down pace of life. In any case, I think there’s […]
27 November 2020

5 Berlin restaurants you should try

Although many things are closed, for the time being, many of these beautiful places will hopefully soon reopen. Until then, most of them have a take-away […]
26 November 2020

5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Let’s not talk about Covid-19 now, although some studies show that a more robust immune system also makes your body more resistant to Corona. Let’s talk […]
18 November 2020

It’s time for a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau

Same procedure as every year, although slightly different in 2020-Covid-19 times. On the third Thursday in November, it’s time to celebrate the harvest of the famous […]
28 October 2020

Travelling by train during Covid-19

As you might know from my previous escapades, I’m a fan of travelling by train. You can look out of the window, observe the strangest things […]
20 October 2020

The perfect recipe for pasta alla Carbonara

Finding the perfect recipe for one specific pasta dish is like finding good coffee in my hometown: impossible. It’s not that there don’t exist any good […]
16 October 2020

Creativity on a plate: Rouge Tomate, Brussels

Rouge Tomate is a place full of stories. Be it the long way of chef Alex Joseph towards becoming an owner and chef, or the friendly […]
16 October 2020

5 Swedish foods you must try

Everyone who goes to Sweden probably expects to eat two things: meatballs (köttbullar – that are pronounced schöttbullar btw.) and cinnamon or cardamom buns. I have […]
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