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Nordic Table Chef Series: All Over Fika, A Magnus Opus For The Nordic Baking Book

Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 11:30am

As part of the American Swedish Institute's new Nordic Chef Series, join us at a “Magnus opus” baking event to welcome back Magnus Nilsson, the internationally acclaimed Swedish chef and author. Nordic Table: All Over Fika honors Nilsson's latest work, The Nordic Baking Book (Phaidon 2018), a follow-up to his bestselling The Nordic Cookbook.

The event will showcase Nilsson and the talents of 15 regional and award-winning fika makers – pastry chefs, coffee roasters and bakers. Each will create one original recipe inspired by The Nordic Baking Book for attendees to sample. ASI’s own FIKA Chef Blake Meier will lead the charge, featuring a variety of Nordic breads in the open-face, or smorgås, tradition, alongside items in FIKA Café’s expanded bakery case.

All Over Fika: Baked Goods and Books

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Two ticket options - one event:
  • $75 FIKA Ticket. Includes baked items and beverages by Twin Cities top chefs plus a signed copy of The Nordic Baking Book. Register for the FIKA ticket here. 
  • $185 Magnus Opus FIKA Ticket. Includes baked items and beverages by Twin Cities top chefs and signed copies of the entire Magnus Nilsson Phaidon Collection (Nordic Baking Book, Nordic Cookbook, Faviken, Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People). Register for the Magnus Opus FIKA ticket here
  • Note: The 11:00 a.m. VIP Experience is sold out

Participating chefs, bakers and roasters:
Blake Meier of FIKA Café; Diane Yang of Spoon And Stable / Bellecour; Solveig Tofte of Sun Street Breads; Scott Graden of New Scenic Café; Patrice Johnson, author of Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions; Eva and Fari Sabet of the Swedish Crown Bakery; Carrie Riggs of Café Alma; Anne Andrus of Honey + Rye Bakehouse; Karyn Tomlinson of Corner Table; Steve Horton of Baker's Field Flour & Bread; John Kraus of Rose Street Patisserie and Patisserie 46; Ky Guse and Mel Guse of GYST Fermentation Bar; Alan Khronke of Tiny Footprint Coffee; and Joshua Lindstrom of Fika CoffeeBeatrice Ojakangas, author of “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book,” will also be in attendance.


Register online below. Call 612-871-4907 with questions.

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ASI’s Nordic Table presentation of Magnus Nilsson’s The Nordic Baking Book Minneapolis appearance is co-presented by Phaidon Press and sponsored by Nordic Ware with support from media partner Star Tribune.

For more Magnus, check out this opportunity later in the day

Nordic Table Chef Talk - An Afternoon and Book Signing with Magnus Nilsson
Sunday, November 4, 3:30 p.m. $15 general admission

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. The ASI is pleased to welcome Nilsson to Minneapolis for an exclusive speaking engagement. Join us for an afternoon with the famed chef and learn about his journey creating these landmark volumes—from researching modern and traditional dishes to photographing the landscapes, food, and people that he encountered along the way. Multiple book titles will be available for purchase and signing.