is a provocative journey
straight into the depths of epicurean
Through a collection of articles,
the author investigates our
contemporary fascination for fashionable food and drink. We are
introduced to star chefs in the Basque Provinces whose lives are in
constant danger, we visit Swedish culinary maecenas whose
greatest interest is the perfect meal and we join an exciting hunt for
the ideal truffle.
With Mons Kallentoft
as our knowledgeable and
fascinated guide, the reader is led into a world of cultured dining and
drinking. The search for the great culinary experience attracts an
increasing number of devoted people, a quest that at times proves fatal…
Food Noir was awarded
by the SCA (Swedish Culinary Academy) in
the essay and literature category for Best Swedish Literature on
Gastronomy in 2004, with the motivation "an elegant and well-written
collection of articles from all around the world, in which the culinary
culture is reflected against the underlying social drama."
About the book
First published by Natur och Kultur, Sweden, 2004.
Awards & selection
Swedish Culinary Academy: Best Swedish Literature on Gastronomy 2004
"Food pornography with quality."
"Top class literary report!"
"… a welcome blow to the belly (…) The editorial staff’s favourite."