Monday, May 15, 2017

My Birthday Present

I gave it to myself with my birthday money last week. The Nordic Kitchen isn't only a book of recipes, it also has stunning photography, like this:

That was a part of its appeal to me, as I'm in love with Northern Europe, as you have probably noticed (comes from having Viking blood, though diluted, I guess:)

Its authors are a Scandinavian couple, Gisli Egill Hrafnsson and Inga Elsa Bergthorsdottir, and they evidently used the pictures from their family album since they also feature their two daughters.

They appear to have a passion for authentic Nordic recipes from the times past, which they combine with some modern ingredients and cooking methods. The book has some background info on each of Scandinavian countries, some of their culinary traditions and their historical way of life and then goes on to recipes which are divided not by country, but by seasons: Spring-Summer, and Autumn-Winter.

Again, recipes are accompanied by photos. It's a very beautiful book. I've tried a couple of recipes already and they turned out fine. The book is heavy on fish, meat, healthy veggies, animal fat (which will attract Paleo lovers, I suppose) but also baked goodies, that look delicious. So  it's a review of sorts, but really I just wanted to show off a bit:)