”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.
MIELCKE & HURTIGKARL – METAMORPHOSIS
368 pages (24 x 29 cm)
Price: EUR 59 EUR