Category Archives: Nordic Food

White Guide Nordic likes Dill

The White Guide Nordic has just released their top restaurants in the Nordic countries.

Dill is for the second year in the top seat and here are some images that I did for White Guide of chef Ragnar Eiriksson and the food of Dill.

Later I will publish some more images that I have done of some of the other top restaurants in Iceland.

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The Grill or as written in Icelandic: Grillið

Just finished some images for one of the oldest and most renowned fine dining restaurants in Iceland.

I could not resist dropping in two quick behind the scenes images from the work at Grillið plus some of the items from the new menu.

You can find out more on this link www.grillid.is

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A Viktor in Budapest

The Bocuse d´Or competition is basically the World Championships in fine dining cooking and I have had the privilege to photograph the Icelandic contender now for three times, I can only hope that this time it is three times lucky and I hope Viktor Örn Andrésson will end up on the podium. Here are some of the images that I did for him.

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Marz is traveling

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Stereotypes of fishery, specifically in Iceland will probably involve silent macho men going about their business and slicing up fish wearing orange rainwear but Marz Seafood is something as refreshing as an all female company that is run by silent women slicing up fish wearing orange rainwear 😉 .

No I am only joking about the macho and rainwear but it is an all women company and I recently did shoot some marketing material for them and they are soooo nice to work with, that is in no way a reflection on the gender but only a reflection on how very nice people they are and it was a joy co-operating with them and their enthusiasm for what is maybe not stereotypical images of fish and I was really pleased with the results.
Here are some more images of how they used the images on a exhibition and in their marketing material.

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Gisli is traveling again

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The Icelandic chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson (Slippurinn and Matur og Drykkur) is again taking his food outside of Iceland. This time it is London that gets to sample the cooking of the north.
He is running a popup in London at the Carousel  for two weeks and is an event that should not be missed.

We shoot some images just before he left for him to have some images to show the dinners what to be expected and I am really a big fan of the combination of the rough and at the same time exquisite compositions both in flavour and looks that Gisli works with.
If you are a fan of nordic cooking or not, this is an flavour explosion you should not miss out on.

Here is a sample of the menu.
Dried Cod chips, caramilized whey butter and pickled seaweed.
Double smoked lamb with buttermilk and nutmeg.
Arctic char smoked in sheep’s dung, burnt flatbread, horseradish and roes ( yes you read that right, but it really tastes great 😉 ).
Lamb cured in arctic thyme with goat cheese and sunchokes.
Langoustine with seatruffles, dill and capelin roes
Cod head braised in chicken stock, sugarkelp and honey.
Lovage potato salat.
Skyr, oats and sorrel.
Kleina and caramilized whey custard

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Editorial in Gourmet

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The chefs and restaurants of Reykjavik is getting an increasing reputation both nationally and internationally and the magazine Gourmet decided to write about some of the golden nuggets you can find around town today and I had the pleasure to photograph it all. Swedish Gourmet  in in my opinion one of the best looking food magazines in the world and it is a pleasure to work with them.

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An Icelander in Texas

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The Icelandic chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson of Matur og Drykkur and Slippurinn is going west.

He is one of the nordic chefs that will cook with Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken at the promotional tour to US for his new The Nordic Cookbook by Phaidon.
I have had the pleasure of working with Gísli on a number of occasions and we decided to photograph some of the food he will be doing in US.
Gísli is a nerd in all the most positive meanings of the word, he can not stop thinking about food and are constantly sharpening his skills and palate.
The food he cooks is a very down to earth cooking but with a quality and ambition that is inspiring. Besides the fact that it is also very photogenic that makes my life as a photographer very easy.

Here is a bit more information about the tour from Dinner Lab.

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