Sustainability - Michelin's guide new Sustainability emblem
Sustainability is no longer the hobby craft of hipster food lovers, and the most recent Michelin announcement proves it. 'To coincide with the release of the Nordic Countries Guide 2020, Michelin has launched its new Sustainability Emblem for the Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) on the Michelin Guide website'
'Those at the forefront with their sustainable gastronomy practices are highlighted by a new symbol, with the restaurant’s vision also outlined via a quote from the chef. For other restaurants taking smaller steps to work in a greener way, there are short descriptions on their initiatives'.
“Today, sustainability is moving increasingly to the forefront of people’s mind, and nowhere more so than in the Nordic Countries, where they have really embraced sustainability as a way of life. Nordic chefs lead the way when it comes to focusing on local ingredients; taking on a zero-waste, nose-to-tail approach; and reducing both food and packaging waste. They are setting the standard for the rest of the world to follow.”
Just to name the few awarded - 'Chapter' in Helsinki, Einer in Oslo, Fotografiska in Stockholm and Noma (obviously) in Copenhagen. If you want to find out more on why were those chosen above others, and what the other awarded restaurants are, go to the main article.