Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Looking for a great gift this holiday season, or even just a fabulous coffee table book – look no further than Rene Redzep’s Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine. Voted one of the top ten new best cookbooks this year, Noma is certainly making noise for itself. The Globe Mail said of the book: “the most stunning, interesting, thoughtful cookbook most foodies will never cook from.” Which is why it brings me to offering this book up as something for the coffee table as the book is filled with jaw-dropping photos of each dish/

Redzepi has been widely talked about for his way to re-invent Nordic cuisine. His Copenhagen restaurant, Noma was recently recognized as the best in the world by San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards 2010. Redzepi uses his edge of gourmet cuisine, his unrelenting creativity, remarkable level of craftsmanship and complete knowledge of his Nordic produce to create such masterpieces. He previously worked at elBulli and the French Laundry – so you know he must be good. The book features nine different essays describing Redzepi’s relationship with his restaurant’s closest collaborators and local producers.

His exquisite concoctions along with his unique ingredients, local suppliers and beautiful landscapes of the Nordic region bring a wonderful new element to cooking and subsequently the way one reads and admires a cookbook.

photo credit: google images

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