In the warmer months we crave food that is lighter and nourishing. Scandinavians do summer food so well – wholesome, flavoursome, simple yet sumptuous to look at – it is the essence of ‘lagom’ or balance, with everything in moderation. For some Scandi balance into your summer meals try tempting breakfasts such as Cinnamon Bun French Toast. Sharing plates such as Smoked Mackerel Rillettes with Rye Crisps are ideal for grazing, while satisfying larger plates include Danish Plaice with Remoulade. All-important cake and fika include a Midsommer Strawberry Cake, and a classic Sourdough Rye is on offer in the breads chapter. Delicious desserts include a Swedish Mess with Cloudberries. Also included are Brontë’s fascinating insights into Scandinavian summer traditions and celebrations.