Kitchen of Light: New Scandanavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad

Kitchen of Light: New Scandanavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad


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This charming and personal exploration of Scandinavian food and culture from one of public television's most charismatic cooks engages readers with personal anecdotes and flavorful recipes. Andreas shows the best way to cure gravlaks, make butter, prepare a poached salmon feast, and flambé a pork tenderloin with Scandinavia's favorite spirit aquavit. He shares his passion for traditional recipes such as Pork Rib Roast with Cloves, Mashed Rutabaga, and Norwegian Pancakes filled with berries.

In Kitchen of Light readers are transported to Viestad's Norway—fishing for cod, halibut, and salmon; gathering chanterelles, porcini, and wild berries. More than 100 recipes emphasize fresh, simple ingredients in delicious and elegant dishes such as Pepper-Grilled Oysters and Scallops and Roast Dill-Scented Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes. This inspired cookbook, a companion to the public television series New Scandinavian Cooking, is perfect for home cooks, armchair travelers, cultural food enthusiasts, and anyone who yearns for the simple life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579653408
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 650,067
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Andreas Viestad is Norway’s premier food columnist and writes a weekly column in Dagbladet. He is also the host of American Public Television’s series New Scandinavian Cooking, now in its third season, which airs in more than sixty countries. When he isn’t traveling, he and his family divide their time between Oslo, Norway, and Cape Town, South Africa. He is the author of Where Flavor Was Born.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 9
On the Wings of Fortune: 15
The Best Cure: 37
How We Survived: Cod and Potatoes: 53
A Midsummer Night’s Feast: 83
Talking Fish: 97
In the Land of the Midnight Sun: 113
Out on a Limb: 127
Sheep in Black Tie and Stockings: 155
The First Vanguard: 169
Christmas: Same Procedure Every Year: 187
The High Life: 203
A Secret Place: 219
Bring Me Berries: 245
Skål!: 283
Mail-Order Sources: 294
Acknowledgments: 294
Index 295

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"Dazzles readers with Scandinavia's bounty of flavors and the beauty of its culture and landscape."—Marcus Samuelsson, author of Aquavit

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