W hile the stove stays off most of the time in summer – the heat, a salad will do and someone is always grilling – starting in autumn, kitchen experiments alone or with friends suddenly no longer sound so strenuous. Best opportunity to finally try out all the recipes that have been filling the to-do app for so long. So: dust off cookbooks or, even better, leaf through one of these very special new releases. From real recipes for love to culinary highlights from the far north to the artistic creations of a world-famous artist - we wish you bon appetite!
Hot from the Stove: Four new special cookbooks
Love Kitchen by Eschi Fiege (Brandstätter)
It is well known that love goes through the stomach. The Viennese Eschi Fiege proves that there is definitely something to this wisdom with her cookbook “Love Kitchen: Recipes for Two”. Not only the title, but also the recipes contained in it are a real homage to friendship or a great love. Dishes that sometimes feel like a warm and heartfelt hug, such as the meringue eclaires with raspberry filling or the warm orange cocoa. If your best friend or better half doesn't have time, the dishes are also perfect as soul flatterers. A declaration of love to ourselves.
Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People by Magnus Nilsson (Phaidon)
When the Swedish star chef Magnus Nilsson isn't swinging the pans and wooden spoons in the kitchen of his remote gourmet restaurant Fäviken Magasinet , he mainly presses the shutter button on his camera. For "Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People" the 32-year-old traveled from Denmark to Finland. On his journey, Nielsson not only recorded the landscape and people, but also their recipes. In addition to reading this photo companion book, we highly recommend purchasing Nordic: The Cookbook (pictured above) and checking out Nilsson's unique restaurant, ranked in the top 50 in the world and awarded two Michelin stars.
Orient – delicious vegetarian by Salma Hage (Phaidon by Edel)
The Lebanese housewife and cook Salma Hage has been cooking oriental delicacies for her family and friends for over 50 years. And during this time, quite a few recipes have accumulated, which makes her latest book "Orient - delicious vegetarian" quite clear. In addition to classics such as spicy baba ghanoush or bulgur salad, there are also modern reinterpretations such as the cauliflower and chickpea burger on the 272 pages. Meat? You miss it just as little as your own hunger.
The Kitchen by Studio Olafur Eliasson (Knesebeck)
Spending the lunch break alone is out of the question for artist Olafur Eliasson. That's why the 49-year-old invites his team to a big round table in his Berlin studio every day. In the case of Eliasson, large means that up to 90 people can be seated at the table at lunchtime. Guest chefs such as Lauren Maurer provide Eliasson's kitchen with fresh, organic dishes every day so that the feast not only fills you up but also keeps you fit. The world-famous artist reveals exactly what ends up on the plate in his first cookbook “Studio Olafur Eliasson – The Kitchen”.
Photos: Vanessa Maas/Brandstätter Verlag; Phaedo; Phaedo by Edel; Knesebeck Verlag