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theswedishchef

Well travelled Swedish foodie with a sweet tooth, now living in Stockholm, but returns to NYC frequently to overcome cravings for the city and its wonderful food.

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Favorite foods: Ice cream, will always come first. Fresh fruit and berries in season also hard to beat. Cinnamon buns freshly baked. Seafood. Banana bread. Acai. Tavuk gouze. Game. Rhubarb crumble.

Culinary Ambassadors: Pizza in Sweden Is a Sloppy Outlet for Individual Choice

Hold it here... Pizza Hut might be seen as upmarket for a Swedish eight-year-old, but not much else. I could agree to it being more upscale than the shabby kebab pizza outlets but... Ok, I see a need for a post marketing Swedish cuisine a bit better than what is currently done by IKEA and the above post... Keep an eye out!

Jessica J

Culinary Ambassadors: Pizza in Sweden Is a Sloppy Outlet for Individual Choice

No worries, there are plenty of good pizza places that serve the Italian, thin-crusted pizza, without the "pile it all on"-attitude, at least if you are in any of the larger cities. And there is plenty of other good stuff to eat too. Better say that before I scare you all off from visiting Sweden...

Jessica J

Culinary Ambassadors: Kräftskiva, Summer Crayfish Parties in Sweden

Katie, be careful for what you wish, 10 degrees C has been the average here the past few days...

"Västerbotten" is actually a Swedish region far up north where the cheese originates. So no funny connotations whatsoever. It does taste very much like a Swedish quiche though, and is indeed very tasty, although terribly rich. And I am glad IKEA is always reliable in spreading Swedish culture across the world...

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Culinary Ambassadors: The Semla, Sweden's Way of Fattening Up Before Lent

In the old days, fasting before Easter was part of the Swedish tradition. To be able to survive fasting during a time of year when Sweden is coldest, dark, and snowy, it was important to stock up on calories. One way of doing this was through a pastry called the semla, also called "fastlagsbulle." It had everything required for a food item whose main purpose was to help us efficiently store calories: white flour, plenty of sugar, and plenty of fat. More