Never drink Aquavit. It doesn’t matter how good it tastes or how nice the Norwegian giving it to you is – just don’t do it. It will feel good at the time, you’ll all be having fun and then you’ll wake up the next morning realising your friendly Norwegian was actually a Viking and your head has been plundered. If you must, however, make sure it’s Egge cumin flavoured aquavit and you’re drinking it in the comfort of your home with four of your favourite people. I had the pleasure, and misfortune, to do this recently when I had some old colleagues, and now dear friends, round for a lunch of ham hock terrine, monkfish with farro and vegetables and dessert egg and soldiers. As you can see from above, a fair amount of prep went into this one. But in the end it was more than worth it!