In Defense of Nordic Food
Lisa Abend writes that Nordic cuisine barely existed when René Redzepi opened Noma in 2003 ["Top Chef," March 26]. Redzepi says that for a long time, "food was just about sustenance, never pleasure" for Danes. What absolute hogwash! Thankfully, we still have normal chefs serving normal Nordic food instead of some experimental cuisine that Redzepi and the like put together based on what they dig up from the ground and put a fancy name on.
Gunnar Hagelberg,
Cape Town

India's Divisive Politician

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!