Food from the Fire: The Scandinavian Flavours of Open-fire Cooking
By Niklas Ekstedt
The crackling of birch, the sizzle of the pot and the scent of wood smoke in the air … the relaxed style that typifies Scandinavian open-fire cooking is explored in this cool new cookbook. Michelin-starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt, founder of the Michelin-starred Ekstedt restaurant in Stockholm, is famed for cooking over wood only. Rustic slow cooking, using a fire pit or wood-fired oven, gives food a truly unique character.
This innovative selection of recipes highlights the best of modern Nordic food, themed around ancient cooking methods. Back to basics Scandinavian cooking using simple, fresh ingredients cooked in the ancient way with wood as a fuel, can achieve outstanding flavours. Whether you’re a cool urbanite or a wilderness enthusiast, this is exciting food that any cook can achieve: classic Nordic flavours, using easy to source ingredients (no need to go foraging) and equipment – a cast iron skillet over a gas flame will produce similar results, although instructions for building your own fire pit are included.
Niklas is keen to bring innovative Nordic cooking to the world. His book naturally features plenty of fire-building tips, aromatic smoking recipes, and pickling and preserving techniques. Delicious family feasts and food for sharing, from simple ember-baked salmon with cucumber and fennel, to flame-roasted celeriac with brown butter and hazlenuts, to a Skånsk apple pie, this is food to excite the appetite of the modern cook and inspire your next family or party gathering.
240 pages, 120 colour illustrations