Every country has its favourite cheese. Swedes are mad about Västerbotten to the point where they came up with a dish to showcase it. Västerbotten paj – Västerbotten flan* – looks and tastes great but is surprisingly easy to make. I wanted something nice and buffet-appropriate to serve my writer’s group over…
Reports that the Scots are deficient in Vitamin D have surfaced again. This time, there seems to be compelling evidence that lack of Vitamin D may explain the high instance of Multiple Sclerosis in Scotland, There are also reports that children have been diagnosed with rickets (in the 21st Century?). The Scots Government…
Signe Johansen’s Scandilicious is an instant classic, offering an authoritative insight in to the wonderful world of Scandinavian cuisine.
Some dishes find a special place in a country’s conscience. Béarnaise sauce has stuck in the Swedish one. A rich emulsion of butter and lemon flavoured with tarragon and sharpened with vinegar, béarnaise sauce is a great companion to red meat. In Sweden, my home country, it is ubiquitous. You find it on most restaurant menus,…
Something a little different for breakfast? Try making our recipe for Swedish saffron buns, known as Lussekatter
The ultimate Christmas decoration to me isn’t a Christmas tree but a gingerbread house. I remember listening outside the kitchen as a child while my mother swore and burned herself on the caramel used to put the house together.
Peter’s Yard, based in Edinburgh was recently voted one of the top 10 bakeries in Britain. Edinburgh Foody visited early one morning to find out some of the secrets behind their success.
Looking for something different for lunch? With the perfect crispbread. you can make a wonderful open sandwich.
A important part of any Swedish buffet dinner, snaps is surprisingly easy to make – in a couple of months it will be ready for drinking.
Swedes like their coffee hot and strong, very strong. You’ll find three different ways to prepare it and a delicious recipe for chocolate balls.