Magnus Nilsson has been portrayed as a constant innovator in profiles by PBS and Netflix.
The native Swede returned to his homeland after some time cooking in Paris to work as head chef at Fäviken in the town of Järpen.
Fäviken has been listed as one of the world's top restaurants, and Nilsson's earned two Michelin stars for his work there.
He's in Minnesota this week to check out the food scene and debut something less edible: his exhibit at the American Swedish Institute called "Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People." It runs now until Aug. 14.
In addition to Nilsson's original photography, the exhibit will feature images by Minnesota-based photographer Cameron Wittig and narratives from Swedish journalist Po Tidholm.
Nilsson joined MPR News host Tom Crann to talk about the exhibit, his culinary work and his popular cookbook.
Use the audio player above to hear their conversation.
Correction (June 1, 2016): An earlier version of this story included an incorrect credit for the portrait of Magnus Nilsson. The photo was taken by Cameron Wittig. The story has been updated.