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The New Nordic Cuisine in New York City on the Columbia University campus

The New Nordic Cuisine in New York City

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm

501 Northwest Corner Building
Columbia University campus, New York

The symposium brings together scholars, entrepreneurs, and artisans from the Nordic countries and the local community. It will provide a forum for discussing of a broad range of issues including local ingredients, environmentally conscious food production and the aesthetics of food consumption. Two separate sessions seek to illuminate these issues from an academic and a business point of view. The first includes academic presentations on topics such as the New Nordic food philosophy, the (re)creation of the Nordic terroir and its ingredients, the theatrics of consumption of food, interior design, and the branding of the Nordic globally. The second session is reserved for talks and workshops by local entrepreneurs and artisans inspired by the New Nordic Manifesto.

Setting the Stage, Setting the Table: Signaling Scandinavia
Jonathan Bean (The New School for Design, NYC)

Walk, Talk - and Eat - Nordic. Introducing a Nordic Island Cuisine.
Susanne Österlund-Pötzsch (Åbo Akademi, Finland)

Creating Terroir: Time, Place and Flavors in Nordic Cuisine.
Mark Emil Hermansen (Concept Developer at noma, Denmark)

Case Studies from New York City

Siggi Hilmarsson (enterpreneur, founder of Siggi's dairy products) - Iceland/USA
Fredrik Berselius (chef, founder of Aska restaurant, New York) - Sweden/USA
Simo Kuusisto (artisan bread baker and founder of Nordic Breads, NY -Finland/USA

The symposium is organized by the Department for Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University and is made possible by the generous support of the Coordinating Committee for Nordic Studies Abroad. It is free and open to the public.

4/6/2013 10:00 AM - 4/6/2013 5:00 PM

Columbia University Campus

Street address
501 Northwest Corner Building


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