Internationally acclaimed Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson is a leading authority on Nordic culinary culture. For his latest project, The Nordic Baking Book (Phaidon), the follow-up to his bestselling The Nordic Cookbook, Nilsson traveled throughout his native region collecting more than 450 recipes from food experts, professional bakers, historians, and local home cooks, to compile the definitive guide to Nordic baking. American-Scandinavian Foundation is pleased to welcome Nilsson for an exclusive speaking engagement.

Nordic culture is renowned for its love of baking and baked goods: hot coffee is paired with cinnamon buns spiced with cardamom, and cold winter nights are made cozier with the warmth of the oven. No one is better equipped to explore this subject than acclaimed chef Magnus Nilsson. In The Nordic Baking Book, Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking — modern and traditional, sweet and savory — with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats.


Join us for an evening at Scandinavia House with the famed chef and learn about his journey creating this landmark volume—from researching modern and traditional dishes to photographing the landscapes, food, and people that he encountered along the way.

Admission includes one copy of The Nordic Baking Book signed by Magnus Nilsson, for individuals or for groups up to 4.

About the Author

Described by The New York Times as being “fanatical in his devotion to Nordic cuisine,” Magnus Nilsson is the head chef of Fäviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. He is featured in the Emmy Award-winning US PBS TV series, Mind of a Chef, and the Netflix documentary series, Chef’s Table. He was awarded the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award in 2015.

He is the author of Fäviken (2012), The Nordic Cookbook (2015) and Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People (2016), which was also the subject of a traveling photography exhibition.



Photo by Erik Olsson; Book Cover Courtesy of Phaidon

THU—November 8—7 PM
$50 ($40 ASF Members) for individuals or groups up to 4.
Admission includes one signed copy of The Nordic Baking Book.