KNITTING NEEDLES & CHOPSTICKS is a book about knitted scarves and shawls in combination with the Japanese cuisine. We joke with the terms: knitting with chopsticks and eating with knitting needles. Apart from this the knitted garments and the delicious meals have no combination.
Jens Rahbek Hansen was trained as a chef in Japan and his mother is Japanese. Jens himself, his 93-years-old mother and his daughter served as models in the book. The knitted shawls and scarves are designed by Marianne Isager who also has lived in Japan. In her designs, Marianne has focused on making both sides of the model equally beautiful, so the designs have no wrong side or right side. Besides, the models are named after Japanese cities.
Pernille de Fine Lützhøft, editor of the book, tells how corona has effected our lives in 2020, allowing us more time and mental resources for homely activities as cooking and knitting.
The book contains 10 food recipes and 11 knitting patterns for shawls and scarves.
Patterns: Marianne Isager - Recipes: Jens Rahbek Hansen