Niklas Ekstedt is a Swedish chef and restauranteur of Stockholm’s Michelin starred Ekstedt restaurant. With a primal yet radical return to ancient cooking, he harnessed the power of fire and uses no electricity or gas to heat his ingredients. On Christmas Day 2016, Ekstedt opened a wine café Tyge and Sessil.
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. In 2017, Niklas Ekstedt completed filming as the host for a new series of the American show called New Scandinavian Cooking. This series will be broadcast first on the PBS network.
Author of six books, Ekstedt published Food from the Fire in 2016, his first with a British publisher and Happy Food in Sweden at the back end of 2017.