Swedish Semla

Swedish semla: Fat Tuesday bun

Do you want to become Swedish? Then eating semla on the designated day (called fettisdagen) is a good start. It’s a cardamom bun filled with marzipan and topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar. There are ...
steak tartare

Råbiff (Steak Tartare Swedish Style)

Who doesn't like steak tartare? A lot of people don't. But there are many of us who do, given that it's fresh. There's nothing worse than a questionable presentation of steak tartar. You know, the meat is raw, ...
Swedish cardamom buns

Swedish cardamom buns

The kardemummabulle (Swedish cardamom buns) is as important to Swedes as the kanelbulle (Swedish cinnamon bun). All Swedes eat cake and drink coffee or tea. The event of doing this is called "fika", and is done...

Espresso House

Ever wondered why Starbucks hasn't expanded into Sweden? Well, now they have, but only on a handful of locations. And it was more of a rhetorical question. You see, in the nineties a couple in the south of Swed...
Swedish chokladboll

Swedish chocolate balls with a touch of whisky

In a global world, Sweden has but traces of its culinary traditions left. All cultures evolve, and there's nothing bad about it, really. Sure people still eat falukorv, but I think pasta is far more popular. Wh...

Julmust – the Swedish holiday soft drink

Swedes drink a lot of julmust for Christmas, a sweet soft drink resembling root beer. The same beverage is also served for Eastern, under the name påskmust. These "musts" are so popular in Sweden that the consu...

Wiener Caféet – Stockholm, Sweden

This place has existed since 1904, with various owners. Less than a year ago, the café was all renovated and became a modern high end coffee house (i.e coffee shop). The waiter seats you at a table, and the peo...