the danes

The worlds top 50 restaurants awards were announced recently, and NOMA takes first place again!

If you get a chance you should peruse the gorgeously photographed book NOMA, photographed by Danish photographer Ditte Isager, styled by Christine Rudolph. The name NOMA is an acronym of the two Danish words "nordisk" meaning Nordic and "mad" meaning food.  NOMA is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In both 2010 and 2011 it was ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World. A trio of Danes, Chef René Redzepi, Isager and Rudolph teamed up to create a Nordic sliver of exquisite beauty. I am most inspired by Redzepi's use of the local and wild ingredients. 

It is one of the most beautiful books I have seen in a long while. It also happens to be up for several James Beard awards including photography!

 Here is a link if you want to buy the book on line.

http://www.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/noma-9780714859033/

© Ditte Isager