What to do while self-isolating? Bake! My latest cookbook acquisition is The Nordic Baking Book, by Magnus Nilsson. It’s a hefty volume, a documentary cookbook that is compilation of recipes and techniques from Nordic countries.
The goal has been to create a recipe book that represents as many people as possible in as many parts of the Nordic region as possible. … It was important to me that this book … didn’t become some ridiculous list of antiquated recipes that no one cooks anymore. I wanted it to be a snapshot of what people actually bake today, perhaps with the occasional look in the rear view mirror at a recipe, which, even if it is uncommon today, explains something about how we do things now.Magnus Nilsson, The Nordic Baking Book (2018)
I started reading and working my way through the book in April 2020, with a goal of trying something from the book every day or every other day. Click here for my “review” of sorts, it will be updated as I try recipes. At 576 pages, I think I will be working on this for some time. It’s a great way to keep busy!