Esquire Weekly: The Scandinavians Are Coming

Your 7 step guide to the new Scandinavian special issue of Esquire Weekly

1| Scandinavia is the coolest place in the world right now.  In this week’s issue we give you the run-down of why that is. First up: you’ll find some of the world’s best restaurants there, including Noma, whose head chef, Rene Redzepi, spoke to us about what makes the food in that part of the world so special. You’ll also find extracts from Redzepi’s fascinating journal, documenting what it takes to become the world’s best restaurant and an exclusive video interview with the man himself.

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2| This week’s style section is also brought to you by the Scandinavians, as we profile 15 names from the world of style and design who have forged the region’s ice cool reputation. And no, Ikea isn’t on there.

3| Looking for a short break? Somewhere cultured, cool and full of excellent watering holes? Writer Thomas E Kennedy knows just the spot, having lived in Copenhagen for over 30 years. Find out where the locals go, with his guide to the Danish capital.

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4| Swearing: Anyone can do it, but that doesn’t mean they’re any f*cking good at it. We do know a man who is, though. Richard Shepard, the writer and director of Dom Hemingway (a new film in which Jude Law plays a washed up, foul mouthed former con) gives us a step by step guide to the art of blasphemy.

5| The Thatcher government aside, political dramas aren’t famous for their powerful female leads, but that didn’t stop Borgen, the Bafta winning Danish drama, becoming a runaway hit in more than 70 countries. Here the show’s creator, Adam Price, tells us how he went about creating one of TVs most intriguing characters.

6| Imagine being a successful golfer, spending years on the links, amassing a fortune, and then losing it all- somewhere in the region of $8m- to a fraudster. Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson. But, did the stoic Swede retreat from the public eye to lick his wounds? Not a chance. Paul Mahoney profiles the man who has won more money than any other golfer in the world this year.

7| And, last but by no means least, the rise and rise of Jake Bugg (now working with the legendarily hirsuit Def Jam producer, Rick Rubin) by Esquire Weekly editor at large, Andrew Harrison

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