Scandinavian food

14 Reasons We Love Sweden On This Hot Midsummer Night

Castles, meatballs, gummy candy, drinking & more!
Jun 20, 2014 10:00 am

If you've never celebrated Swedish Midsummer, it's a raucous, crazy holiday that traditionally involves poles, flower crowns and a big beer-heavy barbecue. Now it's mostly about the barbecue and drinking, although who could begrudge you for wearing a flower crown while partaking? In honor of this most excellent of holidays, here are 14 other reasons to love Swedish culture. 

Swedish Caraway Rye Crisps Recipe

Rye crackers: the perfect base for b'fast, snacks
Jun 5, 2013 4:02 pm
Photo: Jen Altman

We've bought more boxes of crackers than we're willing to count. It's time to make our own, which is why we picked up a copy of Crackers & Dips. If you're proud of your crackers (and you will be if they're homemade), you're likely to enjoy the toppings even more. These rye crackers are a popular breakfast in Scandinavia, but they make a great anytime snack too. 

Charlotte, NC: Eat For Free At IKEA (And Tack Så Mycket For Making The Trip Out!)

Your new particleboard bed, now with free meatballs
Jun 3, 2013 3:01 pm

IKEA shoppers of Charlotte, NC, rejoice! There has never been a better month to live in the Tar Heel State and require cheap, kind of easy-to-put-together furniture. For the entire month of June, Thursdays and Saturdays, you can eat for free.

Australia's Fairy Bread As Interpreted By Me

Or, "How I cured a picky kid with a Ninja Turtle"
Apr 10, 2013 11:31 am

Just to clarify, I'm not actually suggesting you heavily butter a piece of bread and cover it with sprinkles today for lunch. Unless you're simply unable to get that idea out of your head, in which case, have at it, there are many kinds of sprinkles in this world. This is a story about how I took a weird Australian childhood delicacy and turned it into a very positive babysitting experience. Got picky kids? Read on.

Cooking With Help From Nature At Iceland's Food & Fun Festival

Famed Euro and US chefs, at one with the (Ice)land
Mar 7, 2013 2:03 pm

What happens when world-class chefs (including Seamus Mullen and Jamie Bissonnette) head out from Reykjavic to prepare food in the Icelandic wilderness? The Food & Fun Festival!

4 Ways To Take Swedish Meatballs For A Spin

Beyond potatoes and gravy lies the perfect formula
Feb 4, 2013 12:31 pm

I really wish I hadn't found out the café a few doors down from the office serves Swedish meatballs. I'm also very glad there's a place within a block that has them, because when it's cold like this, few dishes will warm you up and keep you comfortably full like köttbullar med potatis. Here are 4 variations to keep your meatball game nice and fresh. 

What's The Difference Between Smoked Salmon And Lox?

Learn the different kinds of smoked salmon
Jan 21, 2013 2:31 pm

Lox most commonly refers to Nova-style: whole salmon fillets cured in a salt-sugar rub or brine (like gravlax) then cold-smoked (unlike gravlax) so that they don't cook at all. There's also hot-smoked salmon, which is fully cooked with heated smoke. More smoked salmon knowledge, plus a nod to the purists, after the jump. 

A One Man Band From Copenhagen: Meet Indians

Talking food, Copenhagen with Søren Løkke Juul
Jan 16, 2013 2:01 pm

When you cook, the soundtrack is almost as important as the ingredients. That's why we feature great new artists in Music To Cook To. Next up, Indians...


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