Author(s): Darra Goldstein
"In this evocative, fully illustrated cookbook, Darra Goldstein explores the cultural history and culinary traditions of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Lushly photographic and rich in cultural scope, Fire and Ice features 150 aspirational and achievable recipes that introduce home cooks to the glorious flavors of Nordic cooking."
"Exploring the rich culinary history of Scandinavian cuisine through classic home-style recipes and through photographs of the recipes and the natural beauty of Scandinavia Darra Goldstein sFire + Ice cookbookis so absorbing that you ll be tempted to book a flight to Denmark (or Iceland, or Sweden) after first flipping through it."-Ali Slagle, "Food52" Darra Goldstein is the best kind of food scholar. She s a gourmet and a gourmand, driven by equalparts hedonism and curiosity. Both are here on full display in this Nordic cookbook and culinarygenealogy, providing a delicious context for the region s modern food revolution. -Dan Barber, co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and author of"The Third Plate" Darra Goldstein s recipes defy the stereotypes of Scandinavian cuisine. This cookbook isn t aboutrotten shark or Swedish meatballs; these dishes beautifully capture a people who cannot help but be completely in touch with the elements, the land, and the sea. -Nathan Myhrvold, coauthor of "Modernist Cuisine" and "Modernist Cuisine at Home," and author of"The Photography of Modernist Cuisine" This book full of stunning imagery and all the Nordic staples of home cooking is a must-have for anyone interested in this amazing region. -Rene Redzepi, chef, co-owner of Noma, and author of "Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine " I dare you to read this book without wishing you were born Scandinavian. The food looks so delicious and the pictures are so gorgeous that you can t help feeling you were born in the wrong place. This tantalizing introduction to Nordic foods is like no cookbook on the market. Open it at your peril. It will make you want to travel. And it will make you want to cook. -Ruth Reichl, author of "Delicious," and former editor in chief of "Gourmet magazine ""We love the new book"Fire + Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking"for two reasons: 1) it allows people the chance to enjoy delicious Swedish food without trekking to Ikea, and 2) along with recipes, "Fire + Ice"shares Scandinavian dining traditions, giving readers a more in-depth look into Nordic culture."-Sydney Mondry, " InStyle""
Darra Goldstein has spent much of the last four decades falling in love with Scandinavia; its people, its landscape, and most of all, its food. She is the founding editor of the James Beard Award-winning journal "Gastronomica" and a professor of Russian at Williams College. Goldstein has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including "The Georgian Feast," which won the 1994 IACP Julia Child Award. She lives in Williamstown Massachusetts.