Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson

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If you buy only one cookbook this season, let it be Fäviken. It is one of the most engaging and compelling cookbooks to come along in years.
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"Magnus is one of the brightest chefs that I have ever met." – René Redzepi, NOMA

Fäviken is the first major cookbook by Magnus Nilsson, the 28‐year old chef whose restaurant is located on a 20,000 acre farm and hunting estate in Northern Sweden. It has recently been called "the most daring restaurant in the world" by Bon Appétit. In Fäviken, Nilsson writes about how he only cooks with ingredients that are raised, farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of his remote restaurant. The food served at Fäviken – from the dairy to the meat to the vegetables – is harvested, butchered and preserved by hand using the most natural and primitive methods possible, and Nilsson is in factor of simple cooking methods such as roasting over open coals. This approach results in the highly creative food and intense flavors of which, far from seeming traditional, are remarkable.

Fäviken features 100 recipes and 150 color photographs, featuring the finished dishes, unique local ingredients and beautiful landscapes of the farm. The book will inspire chefs and food‐lovers to think differently abut the ingredients that are available to them. Many of the basic recipes for yogurt, bread, vinegar, pickles and preserve are straightforward enough for anyone to attempt at home, and the advice on the natural preservation methods can be followed by anyone. The book also includes an introduction by food writer Bill Buford.

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About Magnus Nilsson

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Magnus Nilsson (b.1984) is the head chef of Fäviken 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 Fäviken as a sommelier. Within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Phaidon Press. 272 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Penny Pleasance on Oct 01 2012

If you buy only one cookbook this season, let it be Fäviken. It is one of the most engaging and compelling cookbooks to come along in years.

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