In the News: Chef Magnus Nilsson Heading to Chicago in September

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In the News

In the News: Chef Magnus Nilsson Heading to Chicago in September

Magnus Nilsson, famous for his Swedish restaurant Faviken, will make a series of appearances at the Swedish American Museum the week of September 13.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the visit is in response to the display “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People,” which showcases Nilsson’s photography. Nilsson will sign autographs of his books and lead a tour of the exhibition.

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