Author(s): Simon Bajada
The New Nordic is a beautifully crafted seasonal cookbook which showcases contemporary Scandinavian cuisine that can be easily re-created at home. Filled with dishes that typify the food of this vast geographical region, this book takes its influence from the traditional ingredients that can be found from Sweden to Finland and Denmark to Norway, and transforms them into modern everyday recipes that are hugely popular throughout Nordic homes. The book is split into nine chapters, based on different food groups including ingredients found from the forest, from the sea, from the land, and in the larder, along with a basics chapter that demystifies the process of smoking food and other classic Scandinavian cooking techniques, such as pickling. Recipes concentrate on modern, everyday dishes that use the freshest of ingredients and are simple to create, and the book includes a glossary explaining substitutes for hard-to-find Nordic ingredients. Matched with stunning photography throughout, including imagery of landscapes, nature, and produce shot on location, The New Nordic is a feast for all the senses.
"Simon Bajada shines a light on the contemporary cuisine of northern Europe in The New Nordic" - Australian Gourmet Traveller "A celebration of this constantly changing cuisine..." - Country Home Ideas. "...contemporary homage to traditional Scandinavian ingredients and the food cultures of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland." - delicious. "Simon Bajada examines the resurgence of Nordic flavours - earthy, clean, sometimes challenging - in this beautifully photographed book." - MiNDFOOD "a great introduction to modern Scandi cooking." - Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food "Step into a Nordic winter with some warming recipes which will delight the senses of every cook." - Adelaide Advertiser "This different and iconic combination of flavours - so rarely found in our everyday restaurants - is sure to make your tastebuds happy." - West Weekend
Simon Bajada is a chef, food stylist and photographer. After 10 years working in the hospitality industry Simon turned his hand to food styling and has now contributed to 15 cookbooks. Simon recently moved to Sweden with his wife and son, Max, where he has developed his love for food and landscape photography and been able to nurture his love of all things Scandinavian. The New Nordic is Simon's first solo cookbook and the perfect pairing of his culinary and creative passions.