Sweden’s Culinary Island Gotland

Sweden’s Culinary Island Gotland

Gotland is Sweden’s largest and most sunny island – and also a culinary gold mine. A tasteful journey in Gotland’s food world offers surprises...
Scandinavian Preserved Fish

Scandinavian Preserved Fish

Fish has been a vital source of food on the long Scandinavian coastline since man first inhabited the north after the last Ice Age....
Stockholm’s Shopping Centers

Stockholm’s Shopping Centers

Sweden’s equivalent of Harrods or Bloomingdales is Nordiska Kompaniet (NK) on Hamngatan (just opposite Sweden House), whose rooftop illuminated sign, constantly rotating, is visible...
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Scandinavian Mussel

Scandinavian mussel (Mytilus edulis) are regarded with some suspicion by most northerners; their strange, fleshy appearance, paired with ignorance of their sweet juiciness, salty...
The Swedish King of Sauces

The Swedish King of Sauces

One of Sweden’s most famous chefs, Erik Lallerstedt, produces genuine gourmet sauces you can buy in shops all over the Europe. There’s no longer...
Scandinavian Oyster

Scandinavian Oyster

The Scandinavian oyster (Ostrea edulis) is the round-shelled belon, and this is what our oyster shell-middens consist of. Pollution, bad management and overfishing have...
King’s Garden in Stockholm

King’s Garden in Stockholm

It’s anyone’s guess what the Swedish sculptor John Tobias Sergel (1740-1814) might have thought of the huge illuminated obelisk, fountain and square that bears...
Scandinavian Common Crab

Scandinavian Common Crab

Common crabs (cancer pagurus) also known as edible crabs) are very, well, common, and certainly not a fisherman’s friend. They destroy nets, eat the fish...
Scandinavian shrimp

Scandinavian Shrimp

There are two very different species of Nordic shrimp: the tiny, sweet-fleshed Baltic shrimp (Palacemon adspersus) caught in the fjords and inlets of southern...

Waffle Day in Sweden

This week-end, or around March 25, brings out the urge for waffles in Sweden. This is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to...
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