Article

New Obsession: Tina Nordström

The New Scandinavian Cooking host is a refreshing change.

By Christopher Werner January 19, 2010

Obsessed.

Of all the food personalities out there, is anyone more adorable than Tina Nordström? Look at that face. The Swedish cutie is a host on PBS’s New Scandinavian Cooking, a show confirming any hunch life in the upper Euro regions really is perfect—and apparently delicious.

There are a couple of things to love about Nordström: how she says "baterrrr" instead of butter; the carefree, heavy-handed use of alcohol in practically every dish; her off-kilter English; the way she bops around Sweden with a makeshift kitchen and sets up shop alongside cows, rivers, on a boat, wherever. But above all her show is refreshing. It’s anything but a cookie-cutter Food Network fabrication. While preparing dishes foreign to most Americans she is goofy, fumbly, and lacks the impeccable finesse of other cooking hosts. She makes a point of having fun, and that’s what cooking is all about, right?

A caveat: Nordström just wrapped up her season on PBS. Big bummer, but you can order her DVDs, cookbooks, watch video clips, and get all things Tina here.




Filed under
Share
Show Comments