Nordic Family Kitchen: Seasonal Home Cooking
By Mikkel Karstad
2021 • Prestel
A pioneer of new Nordic cuisine shows families how to make easy, healthy, sustainable, and beautiful meals to enjoy at the table, on the beach, in the woods—or wherever you like to gather.
If you think you can’t achieve Nordic elegance when cooking with your kids, Mikkel Karstad is here to prove you wrong. For years this Danish chef has been teaching his own kids the joys of simple, eco-conscious cooking. Working at the famed NOMA restaurant Karstad helped put Northern European gastronomy on the map. But he is happiest when cooking with his family, either at home or on their frequent foraging trips. In this beautiful cookbook Karstad shares his genius for combining simple seasonal ingredients in exciting ways that every family member will enjoy. Karstad offers 75 recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and gatherings in the woods, garden, and beach. There are dishes that anyone, including kids, can prepare and serve—quick breads, sandwiches, cakes, spreads, and jams—as well as more advanced projects that will hone young people’s culinary skills. He takes you to the beach to roast marshmallows with berries; to the woods to grill flatbread with mushrooms; and to the garden, where fresh herbs enhance everyday dishes such as pancakes and baked potatoes. Loaded with fruit, vegetables, whole grains and herbs, these meals are largely meat-free, and will help your family adapt to a cleaner way of eating that is both satisfying and delicious. Illustrated with Anders Schønnemann’s stunning photography, this fabulous cookbook will inspire you to welcome nature into your family’s kitchen—and to bring your kitchen out of doors.
Tags: Books, kids and family, nordic, seasonal