Nordic Food Artisan

Goes to a food artisan, who have developed a unique product which represent a high gastronomic quality and is rooted in Nordic raw ingredients and artisan traditions.

Denmark – FANGST

FANGST is nominated for EMBLA 2021 as a testament to their strong dedication to developing the Nordic food culture, by rediscovering the old preservation methods formally utilised by hundreds of small canning companies along the Nordic coastlines more than a century ago. The Nordic countries have a tradition for this fine preservation method and FANGST has successfully reintroduced canned fish and shellfish, as a high-quality product made with local ingredients and with an unyielding focus on using seasonal fish. Furthermore, FANGST strive to also introduce species not commonly consumed in the Nordic diet, such as Sprats (Brislinger) which are normally used for animal feed. FANGST puts much emphasis on sustainability and gastronomic craftsmanship, striving to work with both small-scale suppliers as well as larger companies – all in the pursuit of excellent taste.