Glögg—the Swedish mulled wine served at Christmas

Glögg—the Swedish mulled wine served at Christmas

Glögg, the Swedish mulled wine, isn’t something to toy with. It is the 13th of December, the day of Lucia, in 1957. The cream of the crop of the pharmacological institution has gathered to celebrate the Nobel prize winner and pharmacology professor Daniel Bovet....
Köttbullar—reclaiming the Swedish meatballs

Köttbullar—reclaiming the Swedish meatballs

Are Swedish meatballs actually Turkish? After the official social media accounts of Sweden carelessly declared that Swedish meatballs really are Turkish, I wondered about the “facts” to which they referred. The claim isn’t absurd. Did meatballs came to Sweden with the...
Swedish gingerbread cookies—for your health

Swedish gingerbread cookies—for your health

Do you need an excuse to need another Swedish gingerbread cookie? Then, let’s turn to Sundhetzens speghel from 1642 and use some nice, simple “marketing logic”. As you know, gingerbread cookies or pepparkakor generally contain ingredients such as...