Why Rene Redzepi's Noma Cookbook is Worth Reading

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Why Rene Redzepi's Noma Cookbook is Worth Reading Why Rene Redzepi's Noma Cookbook is Worth Reading
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Why Rene Redzepi's Noma Cookbook is Worth Reading

by Peter Smith

October 10, 2010

Noma restaurant in Copenhagen has 12 tables and books three months in advance. So the stunning Noma cookbook may be the closest many mere mortals will get to chef Rene Redzepi's inventive Nordic cuisine. The chef forages wild flora and fauna throughout Denmark and has been bringing unfamiliar natural flavors to the world's attention: wild angelica, sea lettuce, reindeer meat, and hay ash. While many of these distinctive, seasonal dishes might be out of reach for armchair cooks, the book's clean, natural photos and straight-forward storytelling reflect his ethos, an attentive philosophy worth replicating elsewhere: food is intrinsically tied to time and place.


Rene Redzepi at Noma

Smoked quail egg

All photographs Ditte Isager, courtesy of Phaidon.

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