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Erick Harcey plates a course for his Chef's Table at Upton 43. Provided photo.

Erick Harcey plates a course for his Chef's Table at Upton 43. Provided photo.

You don't have to be at Upton 43 to see chef Erick Harcey at work giving his restaurant a modern spin on Nordic food (though being there certainly tastes better -- we're thinking gravlax, Swedish meatballs, or the hay-roasted pork chop). Watch the James Beard semifinalist (and chef of the Star Tribune's 2016 Restaurant of the Year) on Sunday on public television (TPT), the first chef to be featured in the station's arts-and-cultural series, MN Original.

The program looks at how Erick's Swedish heritage influences the food at his restaurant and how it shapes his life. The key may be his love of nature -- as a hunter, fisherman and occasional farmer.

Watch for the show on TPT, Sunday, May 14, 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The program will be posted online after Sunday at www.tpt.org/mn-original.

Erick Harcey at Upton 43. Photo by the Star Tribune.

Erick Harcey at Upton 43. Photo by the Star Tribune.