Author(s): Magnus Nilsson
The Nordic Cookbook offers an unprecedented look at the rich culinary offerings of the Nordic region with 700 recipes collected by the acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson. While traveling extensively throughout the Nordic countries - Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Magnus collected recipes and photographed the finished dishes, as well as the landscape and its people. This beautiful volume, richly illustrated with Magnus Nilsson's personal photography, unravels the mysteries of Nordic ingredients and introduces Nordic culinary history and cooking techniques. With Magnus as a guide, everyone can cook their favorite Nordic dishes and explore new ones, introducing you to the familiar (smoked salmon, meatballs and lingonberry jam) and less familiar (rose-hip soup, pork roasted with prunes, and juniper and honey beer) aspects of Nordic cuisine. The Nordic Cookbook joins Phaidon's Mexico the Cookbook, India, Thailand, and others as the definitive cookbook on home cooking from the Nordic countries, including Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
"Nilsson is routinely counted among the world's greatest chefs." -Time Magazine on Magnus Nilsson "The impact of his creative vision is undeniable." -Bon Appetit on Magnus Nilsson "Magnus is one of the brightest chefs that I have ever met." -Rene Redzepi, Noma on Magnus Nilsson " [Nilsson's] wording is evidence of his self-deprecating sense of humour: in fact Nilsson is a graceful writer." -Paul Levy, Times Literary Supplement on Magnus Nilsson " [Magnus Nilsson] is totally stark raving bonkers but kind of brilliant as well." -Alex James, The Sun on Magnus Nilsson "A chef discovering his cuisine in the woods of Sweden." -Huffington Post on Magnus Nilsson "Magnus Nilsson looks like a babyfaced version of Thor, but he has a poise and maturity beyond his years. He grew up on the Swedish island of Froson, south of the Arctic circle, and now runs the kitchen at Faviken, 85 km away." -cookitraw.org on Magnus Nilsson "Beautiful and enlightening... [Nilsson] has grown into a fine and even inspiring writer. A talented and sophisticated modern chef." -Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue on Magnus Nilsson "Nilsson takes a deep dive into the home cooking traditions of his country... Home cooks will be pleasantly surprised by how accessible this book is." -Epicurious.com
Magnus Nilsson (b. 1984) is the head chef of Faviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. After training as a chef and sommelier in Sweden he worked with Pascal Barbot of L'Astrance in Paris before joining Faviken as a sommelier. Within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant, which is currently ranked #19 in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list, produced by Restaurant magazine. Nilsson is the author of Faviken, also published by Phaidon, and he appeared in the US TV show, Mind of a Chef, which aired nationally across the USA on PBS-TV in Fall 2014. He is set to appear in the Netfix docu-series, Chef's Table, in 2015.