Nordic Family Kitchen
Seasonal Home Cooking
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 show you how. For years this Danish chef has been teaching his own four kids the joys of simple, eco-conscious cooking. Working at the famed NOMA restaurant Karstad helped put Northern European gastronomy on the map. But Karstad is happiest when he is cooking with his family, either at home or on their frequent foraging trips. In this beautiful cookbook he shares his genius for taking simple ingredients and combining them in exciting ways that every family member will enjoy. Divided into ten chapters, the book offers 73 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. Karstad takes you to the beach to roast marshmallows with strawberries; 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.
Mikkel Karstad, consultant chef and former culinary advisor to the NOMA team, is known for his modern and natural approach to food and cooking: using simple ingredients and combining them in new exciting ways to bring out a maximum of flavor and taste. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and four kids.
Anders Schønnemann is a food and interior photographer. He has worked for Kinfolk, Condé Nast Traveler, Jamie Magazine and the Mandarin Oriental Hotels. He lives in Copenhagen with his family.