Sweden's Nordström aims to inspire with new cookbook

Tue Oct 7, 2014 5:12am EDT
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By Dorene Internicola

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Swedish celebrity chef and international television personality Tina Nordström hopes her sixth cookbook will wind up sauce-splattered, dog-eared and picked up as often as an old pepper mill or a really sharp knife.

The 234 recipes in "Tina Nordström's Scandinavian Cooking: Simple Recipes for Home-Style Scandinavian Cuisine," are crammed with tips, shortcuts and suggestions.

"I’m very relaxed,” said Nordström, who has hosted 14 seasons of cooking shows on television, including “New Scandinavian Cooking” on PBS in the United States.

“I don’t care if you eat carrots five days a week if I can inspire you to cut it a different way.”

Based in Helsingborg, Nordström, 41, became Sweden’s first female celebrity chef in 2001 after qualifying in the prestigious Swedish Chef of the Year Competition.

She spoke with Reuters about growing up in her parents' restaurant, adding a simple twist to an old favorite and her love of lemons.

Q: Why did you write this book?   Continued...

Swedish celebrity chef and international television personality Tina Nordstrom is shown in this handout publicity photo taken in Ramlosa, Sweden, in October 2012 and released to Reuters on October 6, 2014. REUTERS/Charlie Drevstam/Handout via Reuters