The acclaimed chef featured in the Emmy-Award winning US PBS series The Mind of a Chef and the Netflix docuseries Chef's Table explores the rich baking tradition of the Nordic region, with 450 tempting recipes for home bakers
Nordic culture is renowned for its love of baking and baked goods: hot coffee is paired with cinnamon buns spiced with cardamom, and cold winter nights are made cozier with the warmth of the oven. No one is better equipped to explore this subject than acclaimed chef Magnus Nilsson. In The Nordic Baking Book, Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking - modern and traditional, sweet and savory - with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats.
No other book on Nordic baking is as comprehensive and informative. Nilsson travelled extensively throughout the Nordic region - Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - collecting recipes and documenting the landscape. The 100 photographs in the book have been shot by Nilsson - now an established photographer, following his successful exhibitions in the US.
From the publisher of Nilsson's influential and internationally bestselling Fäviken and The Nordic Cookbook.
Magnus Nilsson is 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 sommelier. Within a year he was running the restaurant. Magnus features in the Emmy-Award winning US PBS series The Mind of a Chef and the Netflix docuseries Chef's Table. In 2015 he won the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award.
The season's most interesting... [A] thoughtful book, with a modern focus that honors centuries of baking tradition in Scandinavia."—Eater
"A 600-page monster filled to the brim with breads and pastries that will no doubt make home feel a little warmer."—Grub Street
"Get inspiration [...] from Swedish uberchef Magnus Nilsson, who releases The Nordic Baking Book with more than 500 pages of recipes full of warming spices and hygge-making confectionary."—The Sunday Times, Style
"As thoughts turn to misty mornings, what could be better than curling up with a new Scandi cookbook?"—Olive
"Is just the tome for those who have serious ambitions for their butter and flour."—New York Times
"Everything sounds better in the Scandi tongue... This delicious Scandi twin-set, published by Phaidon, collects just about all the knowledge you need to be an experienced Nordic chef and serves it up to you on an open sandwich... By the time you've finished with both, you won't need those flights to Stockholm after all."—ShortList, on The Nordic Cookbook and The Nordic Baking Cookbook
"When chef Magnus Nilsson isn't running Sweden's wildest fine-dining destination Fäviken Magasinet [...] you can bet he's scouring the region for new tastes and traditions. It's what the 34-year-old did for this 2015 bestseller, The Nordic Cookbook, and what's he's done for his new compendium, The Nordic BakingBook... The result? A 576-page celebration of the Nordic countries' home-baking culture... Baking up a storm? It's never been this sweet ? or savoury, if you prefer."—GQ
"Is just the tome for those who have serious ambitions for their butter and flour."—The New York Times
"Magnus Nilsson's The Nordic Baking Book is a bible for bakers... The Swedish chef captures the heart of baking culture across Scandinavia."—WSJMagazine
"This enormous treatise on Nordic baking highlights every last bit of pearl sugar-crusted, cardamom-scented baked good that hails from the icy region."—Bake from Scratch
"Fill your house with the soul-warming aromas of butter and cardamom, courtesy of Magnus Nilsson's amateur-friendly The Nordic Baking Book, which is illustrated with his gorgeous personal photos."—Martha Stewart Living
"Despite Magnus Nilsson [...] being in the higher echelons of the cooking world, his baking book is actually really homely and helpful. Educational on both baking and Swedish Fika bread traditions, Nilsson's own insight makes for an endearing baking manual."—The Essential Journal