Archive | February, 2013

Swedish foods needing that “acquired” taste

You probably won’t see most of these foods at a Swedish restaurant or in a cookbook, but it’s food like this that make many a Swede excited to travel home just to get a taste of it. Although not as bizarre as eating toasted crickets in China, live octopus in Korea or boiled eggs with […]

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Fettisdagen är här!!!

Here’s another excuse to eat sweets before Lent… Swedish semlor! This traditional Swedish sweet roll spiced with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream is the ultimate Easter “fika” (mandatory Swedish coffee break). It sometimes is eaten in a bowl with warm milk and consumed before the multiple Easter holidays. I am not […]

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