Magnus Nilsson’s “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes Food and People,” through May 8

Posted on March 21, 2016, 8:50 am
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Heralded at one of the top twenty chefs in the world, Magnus Nilsson is the head chef of Fäviken restaurant in Sweden. Nilsson’s first museum exhibition, at Ballard’s own Nordic Heritage Museum, highlights his original travelogue photography—an illustration and examination of Nordic food culture that unravels the mysteries of Nordic ingredients, culinary history, and cooking techniques. Produced by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis and currently enjoying its US premiere, the exhibit features Nilsson’s photography, stories and recipes from his new book, The Nordic Cookbook.

From the website:

The Nordic Cookbook (Phaidon) provides an unprecedented look at the rich culinary offerings of the Nordic region with 700 recipes collected by acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson. While traveling extensively throughout the Nordic countries – Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden- Nilsson collected traditional recipes and photographed the region’s landscapes and people. The result is a richly illustrated examination of Nordic food culture that unravels the mysteries of Nordic ingredients and introduces the world to Nordic culinary history and cooking techniques.


Magnus Nilsson’s “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes Food and People”

When: March 18 – May 8. See website for museum hours.

Where: The Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St)

Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of VanguardSeattle.com, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.

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