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Fäviken


An exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet, and its remarkable head chef Magnus Nilsson (b.1984)


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  • An exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet, and its remarkable head chef Magnus Nilsson (b.1984)
  • Contains over 100 recipes, including recipes for simple basics such as pickles, yoghurt and bread, as well as the dishes created by Nilsson and served at Fäviken restaurant
  • Reveals Nilsson’s natural and intuitive approach to working with the produce available in the environment around him, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them
  • Accessible narrative texts, beautiful photography and detailed recipes will inspire all cooks and food lovers to think differently about the ingredients that are available to them

Fäviken is an exclusive insight into one of the world's most interesting restaurants: Fäviken Magasinet in Sweden. Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain head chef Magnus Nilsson's remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them.

Magnus runs the restaurant with the same ethos as the farm that the restaurant building once housed. The small team of chefs harvests and preserves all the food for the restaurant by hand using the most natural methods possible. They reject the popular contemporary cooking equipment such as low-temperature water baths and liquid nitrogen in favour of simple cooking methods of grilling and roasting over open coals, relying on the chefs’ innate skills and knowledge of the product to get the perfect result.

This approach results in the highly creative food they serve in the restaurant, the pure, intense flavours of which, far from seeming traditional, are remarkable.

Fäviken is near Järpen, 600km north of Stockholm, in a remote part of the country, an area popular with cross-country skiiers. Fäviken is in a traditional Swedish farm and caters for only 12 people each evening. The menu is the same for all the guests, and each dish is served to all the guests at the same time, introduced by Magnus himself. The dishes sometimes involve the use of traditional implements such as a nineteenth-century ice-cream churn or an old sourdough bread basket, which is still used for proving the dough.

Even though not everyone can visit Fäviken, Nilsson’s approach to working with ingredients in the most natural, intuitive way possible, and making the most of each season, will inspire all cooks and food-lovers to think differently about the ingredients that are available to them.

Many of the basic recipes for yoghurt, bread, porridge, vinegar, pickles and preserves are simple and straightforward enough for anyone to attempt at home, and the advice on natural preservation methods can be followed by anyone.

The text in Fäviken will provide inspiration for chefs and food-lovers all over the world and are fully accessible to the general reader.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Pages: 272 pp
Illustrations: 220 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714864709

  A wonderful, fascinating book, richly designed and whose photos show both the actuality of everyday life at Faviken and its rare culinary minimalism.
- The Daily Telegraph

Master of even one dish would be worth the price tag.
- Food & Travel

Phaidon, lately, has led the way in quirky, uniquely designed, international cookbooks. The press raises the bar dramatically here with 100 recipes taken from Faviken Magasinet.
- Publishers Weekly



 
Magnus Nilsson (b.1984) is the 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 a sommelier. Within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant.

 

 
Contents and sections:

INTRODUCTION
  • NOWHERE
  • FOREWORD
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A STRANGE STORY
  • HOW TO USE THE RECIPES
  • A WEDNESDAY AT FÄVIKEN
MEAT
  • MEAT AT FÄVIKEN
  • TECHNIQUES
  • COWS
  • SHEEP
  • GOATS
  • PIGS
  • POULTRY
  • GAME
  • MEAT RECIPES
FISH
  • FISH AT FÄVIKEN
  • HANDLING AND MATURING FISH
  • BUTCHERING FISH
  • COOKING TECHNIQUES
  • FISH RECIPES
PLANTS
  • PLANTS AT FÄVIKEN
 
  • GIVING A CARROT THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES
  • WILD PLANTS
  • PLANTS FROM THE GARDENS
  • ROOT VEGETABLES
  • GREEN VEGETABLES
  • MUSHROOMS
  • PULSES
  • BERRIES
  • GRAINS
  • BEES
  • PLANTS RECIPES
DAIRY
  • DAIRY AT FÄVIKEN
  • SLÄTTBRÄNNA FÄBODAR
  • COW’S MILK
  • SHEEP’S MILK
  • GOAT’S MILK
  • MILK AND CREAM
  • BUTTER
  • CHEESE
DAIRY RECIPES
  • EATING AT FAVIKEN
  • FÄVIKEN AND ME
  • THE EXPERIENCE
  • THE DISHES AND THE MENU
GLOSSARY
INDEX
 

 
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