A quirky, beautifully photographed collection of delicious and creative Nordic baking recipes inspired by nature.From the Danish concept of hygge (or coziness) to the Swedish fika (or "coffee break"), when it comes to enjoying the good things in life, the Nordic countries tend to know best. And dessert, Bakeland reveals, is no exception. Written by Marit Hovland, the Norse graphic designer, baker, and photographer behind the popular Instagram account and blog Borrow My Eyes, this gorgeous recipe book is a remarkably innovative homage to the beauty of the world around us that will delight lovers of baking, crafting, nature, and all things Scandinavian.With fifty tempting dessert recipes and 140 stunning color photographs, Bakeland is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. Focusing on purity, season, and quality, Hovland offers a sweet, playful approach to the New Nordic cuisine trend made popular by chefs like Magnus Nilsson. Her belief that "inspiration can be found everywhere" shines through in each of her culinary creations, which replicate the most striking aspects of the natural world. From chocolate sea to pinecone-shaped gingersnaps, Bakeland takes readers on an artful, tasty trip through nature in Norway, season by season. Better yet, each recipe is detailed, precise, and easy to follow, with no special equipment required. With step-by-step illustrated instructions and an emphasis on simplicity, Hovland's approach to baking is as accessible as it is delectable.
Marit Hovland is a Norwegian graphic designer, photographer, and cookbook writer with a passion for and nature. She shares photos of her recipes, nature photography, and other hobbies on her website, at borrowmyeyes.com, and and with her more than 18,000 followers on Instagram at @borrowmyeyes.
Trine Hahnemann is a Danish chef, food writer, and author of internationally acclaimed The Scandinavian Cookbook, which has been translated into six languages. Her stories and recipes have appeared in the Guardian, Fine Cooking US, the Observer Food Monthly, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications.
"Hovland's striking debut brims with unique nature-inspired sweets... With its artful, moody aesthetic, this book will inspire cooks who love to bake and decorate." --Library Journal
"Hovland has an eye for tiny wonders as well as large ones; each treat is a work of art." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"Hovland draws ideas from nature to create a whole new approach to baking... Bakers looking to expand their repertoires will find provocative inspirations to get in the kitchen and fire up their ovens." --Booklist