Niklas Ekstedt, Swedish chef/restaurateur of Stockholm’s Michelin starred Ekstedt restaurant, had a bold, primal yet radical return to ancient cooking harnessing the power of an open fire, without the use of electricity or gas to heat ingredients. With innovative recipes and techniques, Ekstedt has had a profound impact worldwide. His early training at El Bulli in Spain and Charlie Trotter in the United States has helped ensure his culinary creativity burns bright.
Author of six books, Ekstedt is renowned in Nordic countries for his long-running Swedish food and travel TV series Niklas Mat and has appeared in many other shows globally. Ekstedt himself is the Nordic culinary star on fire who has put Stockholm’s exploding food scene on the world map.