All posts in "food"

The Dessert Sweden is Talking About

By SwedishFreak / January 17, 2017

What do you get when you cross a princesstårt and a semla? Why, a Princess Semla of course! A bakery in the town of Nässjö, Sweden (south of Stockholm) has come up with the semla (plural is semlor) of the year. (Don’t know what a semla is? Check out our amazing semlor recipe!) Everyone seems to […]


Swedish Cheese Please!

By SwedishFreak / November 30, 2016

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 have an amazon food list […]


Fika: to Have Coffee; Coffee (Episode 4/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 21, 2016

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 this episode and learn more […]


Fika: to Have Coffee; The Social Bit (Episode 2/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 18, 2016

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 break to reflect on life […]


Fika: to have Coffee; The Ritual (Episode 1/6)

By SwedishFreak / June 17, 2016

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 why it is so important. […]


New Swedish Invention: Vulkan Pizza

By SwedishFreak / June 21, 2015

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 has come on the market […]


Why Buildings Are Red in Sweden and more!

By Thomas / June 13, 2013

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 iconic for Sweden as Dalecarlian […]


More horsing around

By Thomas / March 21, 2013

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 in frozen and canned food […]

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