Silence of the Chefs


Andreas Liebe Delsett was offered what many food enthusiasts dream of: to work for a period in a restaurant kitchen, to learn the profession, to cook at a really high level.

Sep 25, 2019

Andreas envisioned a few months in an exciting world, an easy shortcut to the master chefs’ recipes and insights.

Instead, the time at the kitchen counter at Restaurant Stock in Oslo became an exhausting and challenging encounter with a different reality. Silence of the Chefs is a book about food, collaboration, crafts, repetitions, fellowship, mistakes, knowledge, kitchen appliances, creativity, boredom and class. In addition, the book is one of the most vivid and insightful portrait of the professional kitchen to date.

As Andreas Viestad in Morgenbladet said: “I can’t remember reading such an unaffected, thorough and immersive book about life in the kitchen.”

We are very happy to welcome this book and Andreas to Northern Stories!