Fire: From Spark to Flame, The Scandinavian Art of Fire-Making
by Øvind Berg
With this fireside companion, you can chop wood, send sparks flying, and plan a feast . . . all from the comfort of your armchair!
When early humans learned how to control fire, they changed the course of evolution. In this beautifully illustrated book, Øivind Berg traces the use of fire as a heat source, a means of preparing food, and a social gathering point, both indoors and out. He explains how to kindle a fire, the characteristics of different woods as fuel, and how to cook over a fire, Norwegian style. It’s the perfect book for anyone who embraces the popular Danish concept of hygge.
Øivind Berg has written numerous books about Norwegian nature, culture, and history. He received the Norwegian Culture Department’s Special Prize for his writing, the Sørland literature prize, and the Arendal district’s cultural prize.