Noma Restaurant, Copenhagen

by Maggie Battista on December 26, 2012

in Denmark, Photo Essay, Restaurateurs

For the last four days, I’ve chanted “I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky, I’m so lucky.”

I dragged my family and all sorts of holiday-esque nourishments up to an 1800s home on a pond in the tiniest of villages in Vermont. We had an absolutely delightful Christmas in tundra-like cold with bits of sunshine peeking through at the most opportune times, like when I had my camera fully charged or when I mustered cookie-charged energy to take long pretty walks. Oh, snowy Vermont villages love to show off and I have the photos to prove it… coming soon.

The frigid holiday reminded me of another time when I did double takes and rubbed my eyes frequently, grateful for my fortune. In March of 2012, I spent two days in Copenhagen to take a lunch at Noma with my visual-storyteller/partner-in-travel Heidi Murphy (White Loft Studio). Five hours later, we had these photos and a story I wrote for Spenser Magazine.

The visit was amazing, full of new adventures, including getting to meet Rene Redzepi and Matthew Orlando (Noma’s head chef). I returned from Denmark full of new ideas and creative inspirations, sort of like how I feel after four days in Vermont.

I’m off to Maine for New Year’s and until I get a moment to share some holiday photos, enjoy this little interlude from our trip to Noma. Happy holidays!

All photos taken by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.

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Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's writing her first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall 2015.

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