Danish Chef hopes to revive Viking cuisine

Jesper Lynge, a chef in Aalborg, Denmark, has a passion for Viking cooking, including sauerkraut, and "a sweet and sour supper, combining savoury game meat such as venison with sauces made from foraged berries."

Lynge, who owns his own restaurant, is particularly interested in using the right ingredients. "The menu during the Viking period was decided by the season, as they needed to take use of the available ingredients,' he explains. Lots of the food that is fashionable today is similar to what they ate. They ate lots of root vegetables, cabbage and lots of different types of wheat and corn - definitely not just meat."