Chefs, food and pastry

Ever heard of “the Swedish chef” from Sesame Street? He’s hilarious but I’m not sure he can really cook. At least not as well as the Swedish chefs that I admire and who are well known all over the world. Famous Swedish chefs Marcus Samuelsson – Swedish chef working in New York where he’s theContinue reading “Chefs, food and pastry”

What is typically Swedish?

This post contains commercial links What is “typical Swedish” and who decides what’s typical and/or not typical? As in many countries around the world there are certain things that are considered as “typical” for Sweden and the Swedes. Some of them are inherited (or copied if you wish) from other cultures, while others have deepContinue reading “What is typically Swedish?”

Lösgodis

Lösgodis is various kinds of candy (see photos) that are sold separatly. People pick their favourites and put them in a “candy bag” or a “candy cup” before they weigh it and pay for it. In Sweden people eat quite a lot of sweets and candy. Or as we call it: lösgodis (or smågodis). 2009Continue reading “Lösgodis”

The holiday season is here

Advent is latin and means arrival. It is a celebration of the arrival of Jesus, and also a time to prepare for Christmas. Advent has its historical roots in the 40 day long fasting period that started around Christmas and finished by Easter. Traditionelly it is a time for fasting and preparing for the birthContinue reading “The holiday season is here”

Facts about Sweden

Governance: Constitutional monarchy Official language: Swedish Oficial minority languages: Finnish, Yiddish, Meänkieli, Romani and Sami. National Day: June 6 National anthem: “Du gamla, du fria” Currency: Swedish kronor (SEK) Population: Approximately 10,35 million (2020) Capital city: Stockholm Largest city: Stockholm (approx. 1,6 million) Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,106 meters) Largest lake: Vänern (5,648 km2) Members ofContinue reading “Facts about Sweden”

Kräftskiva

Late August to late September is the time for the traditional crayfish party. It’s when Swedes gather with friends and family to eat and drink to celebrate the first crayfish harvest. The fact is that this is a a nordic tradition, even if the actual crayfish party is supposed to originate from Sweden. It isContinue reading “Kräftskiva”