By Kajsa Kinsella
Over the last decade or so, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture?Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics, history and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a concise introduction to 100 icons of Scandi culture and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs.Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the cult concept of cosy 'hygge'; the nostalgia of Tove Jansson's Moomins; the rituals of Midsummer seasonal celebrations; the romantic tradition of love spoons; or the practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors, you'll find the keys to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.
Nick Nairn Cook School Cookbook
By Nick Nairn
Everyone thinks they know how to cook a steak. But do you know how to listen to your pan to find out whether it's too hot or too cold? How do you know when it's rare or well done? And what type of steak should you be cooking anyway? The Nick Nairn Cook School Cookbook cuts through this kitchen confusion by breaking down recipes into basic techniques, produce and equipment needed and includes tips from some of the country's top chefs. Split into three sections, the book is structured as a learning progression. From First Steps such as choosing and using produce, essential equipment and the philosophy of cooking to Essential Techniques, with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography and on to recipes including useful techniques and exercises to test your skills. You will progress from the simplest recipes to dishes for a dinner party for your friends or a satisfying supper for your family.