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Swedish Cheese Plate
foodLife in Sweden

I love hearing from fellow Swedish Freaks! Jennifer writes: I am one of your subscribers and wondered if you knew about this cheese available on Amazon. My great grandparents and grandparents served this cheese when I was a child. There are different places to order it from but since you

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fika the coffee side
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In Fabian Schmid‘s fourth episode in his web series, he takes a look at the coffee aspect of the Swedish fika. What exactly is a lot of coffee in Sweden? What kind of coffee do they drink in Sweden? Do they really have the best coffee in the world? Watch

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fika memories
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This episode of Fika: To Have Coffee looks at the history of fika in Sweden.  How did the fika start? What is the history of coffee in Sweden? The answers are quite surprising. Find out by watching the third episode.

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fika the social bit
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This second episode of the documentary Fika: to Have Coffee looks at the social aspect of the Swedish coffee break. Is it really about the coffee and treats?  Or is it more about the people and a place to hang out? Perhaps it is more about taking time for a

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fika coffee break ritual
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Fika. I love trying to explain what fika is to my American friends.  I never seem to convey the experience accurately. Thankfully, Fabian Schmid has started a 6 part documentary on the Swedish art of fika. Here is the first episode, covering the ritual of fika and what it is, and

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The New Vulkan Pizza
foodLife in Sweden

If you have ever lived in Sweden, you will know what the true national dish is. Pizza. What they do with pizza is genius. My favorite was when they took a whole pizza, added some ranch, and rolled it up into a large burrito like sandwich. Yum! Well, something new

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boat-house-red
foodHistoryPiece of Sweden

Hell on earth, falukorv and little red cottages Ever travelled through the Swedish countryside? Or at least seen it on TV? Did you notice that the majority of all buildings – homes, barns, boathouses, every shed – are red? Red cottages with white corners and other white trimmings are as

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Lasagne
foodGeneral

Thank God for the food! This pious exclamation comes from reverend Nils Lidskog of St. Clara parish in Stockholm’s downtown. He has just been told that the church is about to receive 5 tons of lasagne. Remember the European horse meat scandal a few weeks ago? The content of beef

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Dalecarlian_horse
foodHistory

Horsing around During the last few weeks, there have been findings of horsemeat in frozen food, labeled beef, in many European countries. This has upset a lot of people, created large headlines, and forced producers to withdraw large quantities of frozen and canned food, such as meatballs, sausages, meat pies,

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