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A spectacular culinary tour

Join renowned Swedish chef Tareq Taylor on a spectacular culinary tour of Scandinavia for a taste of Nordic cuisine.

Shot almost entirely outside, Tareq Taylor’s Nordic Cookery is set against the backdrop of the beautiful natural scenery of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Located in the middle of Sweden, Varmland is home to many of Sweden’s most famous authors, engineers, and inventors including Alfred Nobel. Tareq will be finding out how the ingenuity and imagination they possessed is also reflected in the local food. He gets his hands on a very rare bird to cook and also takes time out to float down a tranquil river on a wooden raft.

Later, Tareq visits North Jutland, an area which has a rich and fascinating culinary history. The unique conditions have created equally unique products. Tareq meets local food entrepreneurs who have learned to adapt to this ever-changing environment, producing and harvesting amazing foods and putting this region on the culinary map.

Profile

Tareq Taylor

Tareq Taylor

Tareq Taylor is a chef and TV personality from Sweden with a 25-year career behind him and three bestselling books.

In the past, Tareq has worked with French, Italian, Japanese and Swedish cuisine. Organic and locally grown food is very dear to his heart, and he travels around Sweden to give lectures and participate in events related to these topics. Sweden has woken up to the idea of what the rich land 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. His 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.

Get it on...

Denmark – Canal Digital DTH: 43 | YouSee: 62
Finland – Canal Digital DTH: 28
Norway – Altibox: 47 | Canal Digital Cable: 39 | Canal Digital DTH: 42 | GET: 50
Sweden – Canal Digital DTH: 37 | ComHem: 73 | Sappa: 30