Internationally acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson is a leading authority on Nordic culinary culture, and a friend of the American Swedish Institute who has been at ASI for a number of visits (both in person, and virtually). In November 2020, ASI was the first U.S. venue on Nilsson's worldwide, virtual book tour for Fäviken: 4015 Days.
In 2019, Magnus Nilsson closed Fäviken, his one-of-a-kind restaurant in remote Sweden — a difficult decision, as it was close to his heart and at the height of its success. Here is the Fäviken story: how it became a world-class destination, how the industry it was a part of has changed, and why Magnus eventually elected to pursue new projects. His musings on topics from creative theory and sustainability to family and fame accompany 100+ memorable recipes from Magnus's remarkable Fäviken tenure.
About the author:
Magnus Nilsson is one of the world’s most creative and celebrated chefs. He is the author of bestselling books, Fäviken (2012), The Nordic Cookbook (2015), Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes (2016), and The Nordic Baking Book (2018). He closed his critically acclaimed restaurant Fäviken, in Järpen, Sweden in December 2019. He is featured in the Emmy Award-winning US PBS TV series, Mind of a Chef, and the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. In 2020, Nilsson became academy director of MAD, where he is developing an educational institution that equips the restaurant world with the skills, tools, and perspectives to make positive change.