Hi, my name is Benedikte. I am Norwegian but I have been living in France for the last 20 years – hence the blog name Salmon & Frogs. Cooking is for me a lifelong love story. It is all about intentions, sharing, pleasure, generosity and joy. Watching family and friends find happiness over a meal is for me one of the best recipes for joy.
There will be several classic Norwegian and French recipes in this blog, but you will also find recipes from elsewhere in the world, often inspired by traveling or cultural exchanges I have had on my life journey. I will share a mix of quick and simple everyday food recipes to more complex techniques that might require some time and concentration to succeed.
I live in the suburbs of Paris with my husband, our two teenage boys and a Boxer dog. Besides cooking I am also passionate about Yoga and I am a graduated Vinyasa yoga teacher.
I spent 4 years in the UK in my early 20ths and left there with a BA degree in Marketing and Statistics from Middlesex University in London. Then I found the perfect French man and moved to Paris in 2000:)
After getting an MBA degree from Essec Business school, I have spent almost 20 years in marketing, finance and management positions in international companies in Paris. When the latest company I worked for closed its business unit in Paris in 2017 I moved on to work as an individual consultant while also reorienting myself into personal development coaching.
I have always been passionate about personal growth and development, a passion that has become stronger with the years. It is probably what links my various experiences; Management, coaching, yoga or cooking – I hope I have been / will be able to provide support to someone’s life journey.
I started working on this blog during the Covid 19 confinement. Like so many others around the world, I was locked up at home which led to a great opportunity to reflect and get inspired. Cooking has always been my passion and instead of sharing my recipes only with friends and family, I felt like sharing it with a wider public.
The blog has already become an activity for the whole family and I am extremely grateful for the help I get from everyone. My husband assist with the cooking and is also taking some of the pictures (usually the best ones!), my youngest son helps with the cooking, my oldest son helps with French translation and my mum with the Norwegian translation.
Every recipe has been savored and approved at our family table and all is being shared with love and good intentions, hoping it will bring you and yours a moment of pure joy.
“In fact, taking care of others, helping others, ultimately is the way to discover your own joy and to have a happy life. So that is what I call wise selfishness.”Dalai lama XIV, the Book of Joy: Lasting happiness in a changing world