Nordic Cookery is a new television series exploring the heart and soul of New Nordic Cuisine.
Tareq Taylor, your guide to this thriving world, has 25 years of experience with Scandinavian cooking, presiding over a business empire that includes TV programmes, restaurants and publishing.
Across twenty episodes, Tareq travels around the Nordic countries to meet local food producers, chefs and specialists. He heads off the tourist track to experience local cultures through their food, searching out fantastic ingredients, meeting extraordinary people and preparing his own versions of delicious recipes along the way.
We will find out the secrets behind traditions, techniques and craftsmanship that exist within New Nordic Cuisine. We will discover the hidden treasures and unique flavours of the Nordic countries while exploring uncharted territories. The show is set among beautiful scenery across Northern Europe, accentuated with visual stories of Tareq’s personal extreme sport adventures. TAREQ TAYLOR’S NORDIC COOKERY gives the viewer an insight into Nordic cookery in both its natural and intense forms.
About Tareq Taylor
Tareq Taylor is a chef and TV-personality from Sweden with a 25-year career behind him. For the past four years, Tareq has appeared on Swedish state television’s popular cooking show “Trädgårdsonsdag” (Garden Wednesdays), watched by over 500,000 people every week. He has authored three best-selling books in Sweden published by FormaBooks.
In the past, Tareq has worked with French, Italian, Japanese and Swedish cuisine. Organic and locally-grown food is very dear to Tareq’s heart, and he travels around Sweden to give lectures and participate in events related to these topics. Sweden has woken up to the idea that what the rich land in Sweden can provide, thanks in part to Tareq’s endless efforts for this cause.
Tareq is a great example of the new multicultural and open Sweden that has formed in recent years. Tareq’s mother is half-English and half-Swedish, and his father is from Palestine. He has lived and travelled all over the world during his 25+ year career as a chef and brings all his cultural and worldwide influences into how he works.
Tareq runs the Slottsträdgårds Cafe (Castle Garden Café) in the Royal Park in Malmö, Sweden. Keeping with his local food passions, a large percentage of the ingredients are sourced in the huge garden behind the café. The café only uses a seasonal menu, and other ingredients are sourced exclusively from local suppliers.
Tareq’s interests extend beyond cooking. He is a surfing enthusiast, repairs and modifies vintage cars, and plays the drums in his spare time.
About New Nordic Cuisine
The Nordic countries have an extremely strong regional food culture that the rest of the world is only beginning to discover. New Nordic Cuisine is about keeping things pure, seasonal, local and fresh, using ingredients from the unique local climate and cooking techniques not often seen outside Scandinavia. New Nordic Cuisine also aims to encourage new forms of local traditions and support food producers, artisans and entrepreneurs.