Like most journalists in Copenhagen, I've written about the usual suspects: happiness, hygge, and cycling. (I think it's compulsory.)
But I prefer writing about food—and Scandinavian food in particular. And I'm more interested in where it comes from—and how it's produced—than in the latest hot restaurant.
I've written about food and drink for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Independent, Modern Farmer, Munchies, National Geographic Traveller, the Sunday Times Travel magazine, and the Telegraph.
For the sake of a good story, I've learnt to bake rye bread, brew beer, and pickle vegetables. I also entered the official Danish snaps-making competition. (Spoiler alert: I didn't win.) And I've interviewed many of Denmark's leading chefs, including René Redzepi, Matt Orlando, Christian Puglisi, and Paul Cunningham.
I've written many travel pieces, too, for publications such as Lonely Planet, National Geographic Traveller, Porter & Sail, and several inflight magazines. In the past year, I've written about chasing the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland; the smokehouses of Bornholm; oyster-hunting in Jutland; Denmark's second-largest city, Aarhus; and Sweden's most diverse city, Malmö.
I enjoy writing about the quirkier side of Scandinavia, too. Like Copenhagen Suborbitals—the world's only amateur manned spaceflight programme. Or the Danish boarding school that teaches classes through live action role-play. Or Denmark's drinking dens, like the bar with a bullet embedded in the wall.
I've written about Danish design, too, for Freunde von Freunden, Lonely Planet, Oak: The Nordic Journal, and the New York Times, including this story about ceramicists who make tableware for some of Denmark's Michelin-starred restaurants.
I've also written about cities and sustainability for Collectively, the Guardian, Treehugger, and Virgin Unite—the charitable arm of the Virgin Group—and I lead the editorial team at SPACE10—Ikea's "external future-living lab".