Simple ways of cooking
Simple ways of cookingTina Nordström, illustrated by Stina Wirsén
Charming, lovable and a brilliant chef – that’s Tina! The girl from Ramlösa, master chef Tina Nordström, is back with this generous and delightful cookbook. It’s a book to dip into, cook from, spill on and live with. Forget all the ”don’ts” and ”musts” that take the fun out of cooking. Perfectionism isn’t a word that exists in Tina’s kitchen and you certainly don’t need a fancy kitchen, unlimited time or exclusive ingredients to succeed.
Tina – simple ways of cooking the best food in the world is 384 pages of culinary delight. Its rightful place is in the kitchen beside the cutting board, knives and pepper mill. In fact, Tina believes that if it ends up all nice and clean in a pile of fancy coffee table books then she has failed.
Tina has been cooking on TV for over a decade and her recipes have become favourites in many Swedish homes. She is now back with her biggest cookbook ever. It contains her entire repertoire with everything from meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes to bread, cakes and desserts. Tina opens the door to her kitchen and shares no less than 222 of her favourite recipes. She also gives us plenty of tips and suggestions for short cuts. Using simple methods she ”transforms” one dish into another, turning a basic recipe for minced meat into Swedish Italian or Greek meatballs or a recipe for minced fish into weekday fish burgers or the more luxurious dish of quenelles for example. This book contains both weekday lifesavers and more time-consuming dishes for weekend get-togethers.
Tina Nordström became Sweden’s first female celebrity chef in 2001 after qualifying as one of the finalists in the prestigious Swedish Chef of the Year competition and winning a silver medal at the Culinary Olympics when she charmed the Swedish population with her delicious recipes and liberating approach to cooking. She has always had a passion for cooking so the step from helping out at her parents’ restaurant in Ramlösa, Skåne to working at restaurants both in Sweden and abroad was not a long one. Since she was ”discovered” she has hosted 14 seasons of cooking shows on TV, her most recent one being Sveriges bästa gårdar (Sweden’s Best Farms) on TV4 in autumn 2012. Tina is also a food columnist in the Swedish magazine Gourmet, an author of several cookbooks and the winner of Let’s Dance (Dancing with the Stars) 2008.