Darra Goldstein's Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking belongs not only in the kitchen, but also on your coffee table.

This James Beard Award nominated cookbook interweaves Goldstein's anecdotes of Nordic history and culinary traditions with stunning photographs of the region's landscapes, produce and recipes. From shrimp toast (a Swedish classic) to braised pheasant to blueberry soup, each recipe showcases the understated and innovative qualities of Nordic food culture.