Hello, I’m Steffi. I’m a Swedish food stylist and cookery writer living in East London.
I cut my teeth in the food world as a teenager working in the kitchens at Lisa Elmqvist in Östermalmshallen, Stockholm, during my summer holidays. After five years in the art world as a commissions consultant and gallery manager, I returned to cooking when the gallery I was working for went bust. I found myself working in the kitchens of a gastropub in Dalston while also assisting food stylists and home economists. This lead me to the diploma at Leiths School of Food and Wine, which I completed in June 2013. I then worked at BBC Good Food Magazine before getting stuck into a career as a freelance food stylist, recipe writer and home economist.
Past clients have included M&S, the Co-op, Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, J2O, the Living Kitchen, Ebury and Penguin amongst others. I have also written for Prospect Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Jellied Eel and on occassion do a bit of ghost writing and teaching.
My cooking and recipes are heavily influenced by the places I have lived- Stockholm, Brussels, New York, Florence and Northern England. I’m also an obsessive cook book and food writing hoarder – from Nigella and Nigel, Julia and Jamie to Martha and Madhur. I also rely on classic Swedish and Scandinavian recipes by the likes of Tore Wretman, Anna Bergenström, the Voltaire Sisters and my own mormor (granny).
All photographs and recipes are my own, unless otherwise stated.
When I first started this blog and for a long time after, I was using a little point and shoot and my iphone to take quick snaps. I’ve progressed to a Canon 550D, with the standard Canon18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. It does the job. I also use an Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 with a mount adapter.
Music to cook to – normally BBC Radio 3, 4 and 6 and ‘Sommar’ on the P1 podcast archive. And the odd bit of floaty scandipop.
When I’m not eating, you will find me watching anything period on the big and small screen, keeping up London’s exhibitions, perusing other food blogs and attempting to run around Victoria Park. I’m also a member of London’s favourite women’s pop choir, Lips.
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