In our world, there is a lot of noise. In our world, cookbooks have become coffee table books and the internet has become our cookbook.
In this world, I lose sight of tradition, and I bike around in a frenzy willingly taking on the arduous escapades of finding ever rarer and more precious ingredients.
I want this noise to stop. I want to return to our traditional dishes. But what is tradition to a Norwegian-American who has spent the last six years in Spain, Germany, Italy and Namibia???
I am returning to the timeless cookbooks, but not of America, of Italy, Spain, Norway and Germany. The cookbooks of the past will be my guides to the history hidden beneath the layers of flavor and explain the social context of the world’s traditional dishes.
I’m ready for the journey. Will you come along??
The Old World
The New World