Magnus Nilsson makes a rare, exclusive appearance as part of the National Nordic Museum's virtual events in December. Nilsson will discuss his new book Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End (2020 Phaidon) and culinary career in an intimate virtual talk with Seattle’s award-winning Chef Edouardo Jordan on December 6.
In 2019, Nilsson decided to close his highly respected and much-loved Michelin two-star restaurant, Fäviken, at the height of its success. In his latest book, Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End, Nilsson shares the Fäviken story—candid, insightful, and thought-provoking— in a way that is an ode to the extraordinary restaurant and takes the reader deep into Nilsson’s views of food culture today.
Nilsson’s previous books were Fäviken (2012), The Nordic Cookbook (2015), Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes (2016), and The Nordic Baking Book (2018), all published with Phaidon.
Fäviken: 4015 Days includes the iconic recipes served at Nilsson’s intimate 24-seat restaurant and demonstrate how he drew a global following despite a restaurant located six hours from the nearest city. But it is not a cookbook. In a series of essays, Nilsson explores such topics as his search for lagom, the art of hospitality, and the importance of craft over innovation.
Engaging Nilsson in a wide-ranging conversation sparked by this book will be award-winning chef Jordan, whose own approach to cuisine is intensely personal and reflects both his Southern roots and the cuisine of the African diaspora. His approach to the intersection of race, culture, and cuisine has been featured on The Dish, New Day Northwest, and the Today Show, among others.
Jordan’s first restaurant in Seattle, Salare, won him a number of accolades, starting with StarChefs Rising Stars Award, Eater Seattle’s 2015 “Chef of the Year” title, Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2016, and a James Beard “Best Chef, Northwest” finalist in 2017. At the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards, Jordan won the title of Best Chef: Northwest, and his second restaurant JuneBaby won Best New Restaurant. The same year, he opened the Lucinda Grain Bar. This year, he partnered with the recipe delivery service Blue Apron to create Thanksgiving feast meal kits.
Virtual Book Talk with Swedish Chef Magnus Nilsson and Chef Edouardo Jordan
Dec 06, 2020
11am - 12pm PST
Cost: $75 for Museum Members; $85 general admission
Ticket price includes a copy of Nilsson's new book, Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End ($60, 2020 Phaidon), which will be shipped to participants' home.
For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please see the National Nordic Museum's calendar page.