This massive book aims to capture the essence of Nordic cuisine, using food to explore a shared history and culture. Author Magnus Nilsson, head chef of Sweden's Fäviken Magasinet, is upfront about the impossibility of his task and openly declares the incompleteness of his work. Nonetheless, the deep dive into the food of Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands delivers more than 700 recipes. The directory should help you find ingredients, though puffin may still be tricky to track down.

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