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.

2 October 2020

10 Bakeries in Europe You Should Try

I love carbs. Pasta, cakes, noodles, potatoes and of course bread. Bread and pastries of all kinds. Bakeries that pay attention to ecological produce sourced in […]
25 September 2020

5 Things You Should Eat in Poland

One half of me is German, the other is Polish. Polish food to me means comfort food, feeling home and being reminded of childhood. Of course, […]
17 September 2020

10 Places to Eat in Paris

Asking me for 10 best restaurants in Paris, or at least my favourite spots, is like asking a mother for her favourite child – impossible (although […]
11 September 2020

How baking sourdough bread became a quarantine activity

I joined the cool kids sourdough club about one and a half years ago. One and a half years ago, when I finally gave myself the last kick […]
3 September 2020

5 Dishes You Must Try When in Georgia

First of all, let me clarify that I mean the country Georgia, which borders in the North with Russia and to the South with Turkey, Armenia […]
2 September 2020
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Pastelaria Garcia: Home of Brussels’ best Pasteis de Nata

What is Garcia? What is a Pastel de Nata? And why are they so delicious? Let’s start with the second question. A Pastel de Nata is […]
26 August 2020

Island hopping in Stockholm – Gällnö

When the thermometer hits 28 degrees in the city of Stockholm that’s something special. Those who are still on holidays or not working relocate towards parks, […]
21 August 2020

24 hours in Stockholm

I get asked very often ‘What shall I see when I come to Stockholm?’ ‘What are the most important sights, cafes, bars in the city?’. This […]
12 August 2020

Have you heard about Swedish crayfish parties?

Have you heard about crayfish parties? No?! Well, then it’s time for you to hear about them. Crayfish parties are an essential part of Swedish food […]
4 August 2020

A Belgian fry a day keeps the doctor away

Did you have a large portion of Belgian fries last Saturday? Golden brown and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. No too thick, but […]
28 July 2020

10 Favourite Ice Cream Places around the World

Who doesn’t love ice cream. No, I mean it, WHO doesn’t love ice cream? I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t so far, so please come forward […]
22 July 2020

Staycation: Travelling and exploring during Covid-19

Staycation and a recipe for blueberry buns “So annoying, I can’t go to Spain this year, because of the annoying Covid-19 situation”, “I’m so disappointed, because […]
21 July 2020
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5 Brussels bakeries you shouldn’t miss

The love for bread has significantly varied and changed over the past five years or so.  Some years ago, many people liked their bread pre-cut, soft […]
14 July 2020

To Europe by train and back

A story on how to travel through Europe by train I live on an island. Well, kind of. I moved from Brussels to Stockholm ten months […]
7 July 2020

Do the ‘downward facing dog’ with a piece of Basque Cheesecake in your hands

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious piece of homemade sourdough bread with local Swedish butter, some strawberry jam from this year’s red, vibrant harvest and […]
29 June 2020

3 spots for the best cinnamon buns in Stockholm

What the Croissant is to Paris, the Franzbrötchen to Hamburg, the Pączki to Warsaw, the Pastel de Nata to Lisbon, that’s the Cinnamon bun or Kanelbulle […]
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