Food Noir by Mons Kallentoft

Food Noir is a provocative journey straight into the depths of epicurean darkness.

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.
157 pages.

Awards & selection
Swedish Culinary Academy: Best Swedish Literature on Gastronomy 2004


"Food pornography with quality."
Gefle Dagblad

"Top class literary report!"
Östgöta Correspondenten

"… a welcome blow to the belly (…) The editorial staff’s favourite."
Dagens Nyheter

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