This blog will focus on the topics my life and work revolve around. The pleasures of travel, food, wine and all things related to sustainability – from why certifications matter in organic wine production to why you should not paint the baby’s room when you are expecting.
After years of writing about food, wine, cheese and occasionally travel for magazines and commercial sites, the need grew to have a space where I can share my thoughts freely. For the past five years, I have worked as a full time journalist, specialised in the topics above. I have learned wine production in depth (even making my own wine in Sonoma and taking classes in oenology). I have interviewed the top chefs in the world (including Ferran Adria, Josep Roca, Alain Passard). I have traveled around the globe to fantastic destinations (last year saw as many days on the road as at home). I’m proud to be the Food&Wine editor for the fabulous ICON Magazine and a columnist for Scandinavia’s leading wine magazine Allt om Vin.
Before my hobbies became my work, however, I worked an equities analyst and a business development consultant with a M.Sc. in Medical Biology. Though most of my time was spent analyzing the medical field, there were ventures into cleantech as well as sustainable ingredients sourcing for food production. This interest in sustainability comes from my father, one of Sweden’s leading environmental journalists. Now that my teenage rebellion is decidedly over, I see that all the things they were talking about in the 70s, from global warming to pesticides to local sourcing, are equally pertinent today. Even more. And as the pendulum is swinging back, I am again looking to work more with business development, but with a strong angle of sustainability.
Apart from that? I’m an international woman in my mid 30’s, splitting my time between my native country Sweden and my adopted country, USA. My better half and I are expecting a third member to our small family in spring of 2016. If there is a better reason to focus on the things that makes life worth living as well as the ways we can continue to enjoy this glorious earth, do say.
PS This blog was created in the last days of 2015. However, posts written previously in blogs for other sites have been added, both in Swedish and English.