Honest Al keeps it sharp
Carl Edmond x Frida Ronge
Frida Ronge tones her timeless style with the new Granit White Deluxe.
In the world of high-end dining, exquisite taste and mastery of culinary exploration, chef Frida Ronge is at the helm. The 33-year old food guru grew up in Gothenburg but lives in Stockholm, where she is a celebrated chef at TAK – the ‘Best restaurant of the year’, according to Wallpaper lifestyle magazine. Frida may be busy with tirelessly developing her craft, especially the one of shellfish and Japanese cuisine, but her personality also possesses a radiant, calm side, which is all about yoga and surfing.
When we meet, Frida amazes us with her energy – it truly resembles a ray of sunshine. Eager to know what gets her so motivated and energetic, we ask if it’s a place or an experience that makes her excited. “I love traveling to and in Japan” she shares, which also explains her love for shellfish, Japanese cuisine and sake! Another thing in her life that she is absolutely in love with is, of course, yoga – “If I weren’t here today, I’d probably be in a yoga rancho in India!”
And if it’s traveling and yoga that make Frida full of energy and life, we learn that it’s the morning – her favorite time of day – that lets her reflect and take a step back for herself. When we ask why mornings appeal to her so much, she simply says that it’s just all about “seeing everything wake up”. Frida also considers her biggest luxury in life to be the moments “when someone takes time to make something special for you”, and she admits that if she had simply one music record to bring to a lonely island, she would rather just listen to the waves.
Because Frida has so many sides to her that make her special, we want to know what she identifies as a “classic”. “Classic for me is something I can wear everyday and feel comfortable in – regardless of where I am.” All these aspects to the exceptional chef define her radiant personality, but she is quick to note that in order to do her best everyday, she definitely turns to her boldest characteristic – “I’m stubborn until I succeed!” And if Frida is afraid of something, she forces herself upon the fear instead of running away.