Monday 9 December 2013


”I dine at Jakob’s to get my own dogmas shaken up and 
my imagination stimulated a bit. To be reminded that the world 
is far more than chickweed and wild garlic 
from a soggy forest floor”
From the preface by René Redzepi

In the Royal Danish Horticultural Society’s garden at 
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, you will find the restaurant 
Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, which has been the centre of attention for 
connoisseurs from all over the world for quite some time. Here Jakob 
Mielcke runs an extremely ambitious kitchen that does more than 
pleases its guests but also challenges assumptions and creates a scene 
where questions arises. In a new book Jakob invites readers 
into a world that inspires him to create gastronomy that has placed 
him among the world’s most creative chefs.

The book “Metamorphosis” sets new standards for cooking books. 
Besides a wide range of recipes the book describes some of the 
people who regardless of craft have inspired Jakob: Fashion 
designer Henrik Vibskov, artist Benny Dröscher, textile designer 
Margrethe Odgaard, Jazz musician Jakob Bro and others in one way 
or another plants ideas, 
which Jakob transforms into breathtaking dishes.

Jakob’s thoughts and the book revolve around food but both are 
on a level of abstraction, which speaks to everyone interested in the 
process of creativity. Maybe due to these thoughts, Jakob has been 
invited to speak at the prestigious Mesa Tendências 2013 in Brazil.

The book concentrates some of the numerous impressions guests at 
Mielcke & Hurtigkarl will be presented with. Through words and 
amazing photos the book provides a unique insight into the inspiration, 
the kitchen, the garden, the historical surroundings, the decorations, 
the thoughts ... you are even invited into the restrooms! Like the 
restaurant itself, the book will reveal more and more for 
each time you open it.

The book is now available in CPH soon Online.

368 pages (24 x 29 cm)
Price: EUR 59 EUR



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