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Mattias Kroon

Food Writer

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Mattias Kroon is the director and curator of several food festivals in the Nordic region and internationally, he also acts as consultant to government tourist boards and companies on issues relating to gastronomy and communication.

He is an international food critic and magazine editor since 15 years. After following closely the rise of the Nordic food movement he wrote the New Nordic Food manifesto in 2011 on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. He has written and collaborated on many award winning books and was awarded "Best International Journalist" by acclaimed Italian food forum Identita Golose in 2014.

As a founder of Hottesttables.com he is seeking to re-invent the game of foodie-curated restaurant guides in social media - with modern, stylish, short and quickly updated advice on where to eat right now in major cities around the world.

He lives in Paris, France and you can follow his adventures on instagram.com/mattias.kroon