Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End (Nordic Cuisine from World-Renowned Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson) (Book Summary)


Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End (Nordic Cuisine from World-Renowned Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson) (Book Summary)

"A must-read." —Food & Wine "Insightful, provocative, heartwarming." —Minneapolis Star Tribune Witty, candid, and insightful: Magnus Nilsson's ode to his extraordinary restaurant, Fäviken In 2019, Magnus Nilsson closed Fäviken, his one-of-a-kind restaurant in remote Sweden - a difficult decision, as it was close to his heart and at the height of its success. Here is the Fäviken story: how it became a world-class destination, how the industry it was a part of has changed, and why Magnus eventually elected to pursue new projects. Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End  is a vital commentary on food culture today and includes illuminating essays on subjects as wide ranging as creativity; balancing familial responsibilities while running a restaurant; the hypocrisy of sustainability in restaurants; the search for lagom; social media; imitation vs. plagiarism; haute cuisine; the art of hospitality; and the importance of craft over innovation. The book also includes a chronological list of every dish ever served at the restaurant and highlights 100 memorable recipes. The book's stunning photography includes a mixture of archival photographs and newly shot images of the food, the restaurant, the staff, and the surrounding setting of Northern Sweden. A textural cover made of blue cloth and red paper with a wood-grain effect references the shape and color of the Fäviken building. Magnus Nilsson is the author of  Fäviken  (2012),  The Nordic Cookbook  (2015),  Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes  (2016), and  The Nordic Baking Book  (2018), all published with Phaidon.

  • Author: Magnus Nilsson
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (November 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1838661250
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.25 x 11.75 inches