Tagged with Christofer Johansson

Thank you and goodbye

Thank you and goodbye

I´m back home in Sweden and looking back to the eight months which so far is the journey of my life. What I experienced is something that few people get the chance to participate in. Something I´m very thankful and greatful for, specially because I´m the first and so far only swedish chef participating in … Continue reading

I hate you Rioja!

I hate you Rioja!

You´ve been mean to me and teased me that much that I from now always have to keep a bottle of a Rioja wine at home. Do you know how hard it is to spend a month in your best restaurant – or actually in four different restaurants all in one? Do you know how … Continue reading

I see the end of the tunnel

I see the end of the tunnel

You have all followed my journey through this program since we started. From my first experience in a spanish restaurant at Atrio in Cáceres, to a short stop in Santiago de Compostela, with a month in Madrid and finally landed here in Rioja. I can see the end in the horizon of a journey which … Continue reading

From La Rioja

From La Rioja

We´re getting closer the grand final, the time for determined who of us really took the opportunity to study as much as possible and finally turned that into an amazing dish? As the competetive person I am I´ve to say I´m excited for the competition. I´m more or less finished with my concept, the plates … Continue reading

One month in Madrid

One month in Madrid

When I first think of Madrid it´s not for the gastronomy, and I think many with me have the same opinion. What first comes up in my head is football and Real Madrid. Art is another thing with museums like Prado and Reina Sofia and ofcourse the magnificant royal palace. My knowledge of Madrid before … Continue reading

Back on track after México

Back on track after México

Time to sum up a great week in Mexico and another gastronomical experience with loads of emotions. After a couple of days in Cáceres prepare for the Madrid Fusion congress we left at Saturday night for Madrid and the airport. Excited and full of curiosity for what should come and if I should survive all … Continue reading

Long time not seen

Long time not seen

It was a couple of weeks since you all heard anything from me. You never know where you´re going to be the next day. From one part of the country to another, to another and to another one. I came to Santiago after a horrible ten hour bus trip from Cáceres and arrived at 9:00 … Continue reading

Bye Bye!

Bye Bye!

You have shown me your best sides from the beautiful landscape to the cute old towns. I´ve seen your best winery, your cheese producers, the free range farms full of Ibérico pigs, baby lambs and cows and veal’s. I´ve seen your history and your contribution to the modern art. I´m looking back at these three … Continue reading

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Sweet Cherry Lips…

Well…..Wake up chef and realize the moment you´re in! Far away from sweet red cherry lips and stacked in a kitchen when the sun is burning outside. When people is getting a nice tan I´m standing there with my pale Scandinavian skin and doing the thing that I love the most. To create, to cook … Continue reading

5 Days Off

5 Days Off

After a period with too many hours in the kitchen I finally get the opportunity to have some days off. These days have been planned for a long time because I got company from Sweden for some days. My mom, dad and a cousin to my mom have been visiting and we literally almost crossed … Continue reading

Salmon and Ajoblanco

Salmon and Ajoblanco

Not much have happened here in Cáceres the last week. Days are passing by and I´m growing older, getting more experience – “Growing old is getting old” is one of my favorite songs of the Californian group Silversun Pickups. If you like pop/punkstile music with those typical American husky voices you should look them up. … Continue reading

The Calm After the Storm

The Calm After the Storm

After eight days in a row in the kitchen I really enjoyed a day off. A day to recharge the batteries and get new energy. We´ve had a busy week with lots of clients during the Easter holiday and I´ve experienced my first Spanish “Semana Santa”. With its processions when people literally is standing on … Continue reading

Guadalupe in the Middle of Nowhere

Guadalupe in the Middle of Nowhere

We finished last time on our way back from Madrid and de Salón de Gourmets. A trip of almost three hours along the dry landscape of La Mancha and Extremadura. Mainly covered with farms of olive trees, and closer to Cáceres miles after miles covered in oak trees where the Ibérico pigs are having a … Continue reading

Artichoke Creation

Artichoke Creation

I finished last time by telling you that I bought a large bunch of artichokes for cheap money. We are getting in to the main season of a product that I usually have a distance to. First of all it´s a product that takes time to prepare and a lot of it goes straight in … Continue reading