Deep in the Tisvilde Hegn, in the remote town of Asserbo, a cabin finds itself surrounded by a forest of scots pine, spruce, birch, beech and oak trees. This sylvan space beckons to the spirits of the old gods. Only here can a true connection to nature be forged.
Between the trees, we find Mikkel Karstad in repose and reconnection with his Nordic roots. As a chef, he finds inspiration in the earth, the same earth that his ancestors hewed in the Bronze Age. This land provides a haven for abundant flora and bird life that proliferate here.
Foraging beneath this dense canopy and outwards, we follow Karstad towards the soft dunes of Tisvildeleje. The waves come rolling in, bringing fresh air from the Kattegat to the pearlescent sand. These fertile waters bring forth unique and plentiful yields of sea life.
Karstad’s keen knowledge of this area ensures his sustainable approach to foraging, leaving behind a bountiful ecosystem with its treasures secured. With his basket full, he reflects on his gratitude for the natural world that continues to nourish.