Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 137: Magnus Nilsson (chef/author, Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End)

Episode Summary

Magnus Nilsson discusses his new book, Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End, documenting the full lifespan of his acclaimed restaurant.

Episode Notes

Last year, Magnus Nilsson closed his world-acclaimed restaurant Fäviken, a decision he was able to make on his own terms and timing. This week, Phaidon published Magnus's new book Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End, which documents the restaurant's life via catalogues of dishes; painstakingly detailed recipes; essays; and beautiful photographs. From his home in Sweden, Magnus joins us to talk with Andrew about the value of memorializing a restaurant after its closing, what he's doing now, whether or not he experiences nostalgia or regret, and how he thinks the industry will fare once we surmount the current pandemic. 

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