Simon Bajada Instagram Location: Stockholm, Sweden Simon Bajada is one of the most prominent and influential figures in the world of food and travel photography. A former chef, he has authored three cookbooks on Baltic and Nordic cuisine. In addition to Food & Wine, his photography and recipes have appeared in Delicious, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, and others. Experience Simon Bajada worked as a professional chef and food stylist for a decade before pursuing a career in photography full-time. He published his first cookbook, The New Nordic in 2015, followed by Nordic Light in 2016 and Baltic in 2019, which focused on the cuisines of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Bajada was awarded 1st prize at the Pink Lady Food Photography Awards in 2019. He is a regular contributor to various food and travel publications, including Afar, National Geographic, House & Garden, and Gourmet Traveler. His latest cookbook, Malta, which focuses on the food of his cultural heritage, will be published in July 2023. Education Simon Bajada graduated from the University of South Australia where he studied marketing management. He is also a graduate of the International College of Hotel Management. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.