Scanian egg cake — äggakaka

Scanian egg cake — äggakaka

I don’t like to admit defeat to a plate of food — at least not if it looks like a normal-sized portion and there’s no good way of saving the food for later. But, skånsk äggakaka, or Scanian egg cake, is one of these dishes where I’ve had to throw in...
“Queen’s jam” with raspberries and blueberries

“Queen’s jam” with raspberries and blueberries

Drottningsylt, or queen’s jam, is popular for delicacies such as plättar and Swedish pancakes. It also happens to be delicious for jam cookies. Trickle it over ice cream, spread it on toast… Regardless of how you choose to enjoy it, I am sure it will be a...
Västerbotten cheese pie — a modern classic

Västerbotten cheese pie — a modern classic

Some dishes sweep in and become a natural part of the tradition in only a few short years. That’s the case with Västerbottensostpaj, a pie made with Västerbotten cheese. According to food historian Rickard Tellström, the pie is the Swedish version of the French...
Cold poached salmon — a perfect summer dish

Cold poached salmon — a perfect summer dish

There are only three ways of eating salmon that are “dignified for humankind”: gravlax, smoked salmon, and cold poached salmon in brine. At least that’s what Svenska Dagbladet’s Ane den Gamle suggested in November in 1925, tongue-in-cheek....
Swedish sandwich cake

Swedish sandwich cake

If you wanted to make it into Guinness Book of World Records, what would you do? Well, in 1985, a man named Hasse “Hasse P” Pettersson decided that he would put his slandered hometown Köping on the map again by making the world’s longest sandwich...
Irresistible pickled herring in mustard sauce

Irresistible pickled herring in mustard sauce

Have you ever had this food experience? For years, you’ve enjoyed eating something from the stores. Then, one day, you taste the homemade version and realize — there’s no going back. This is it. What on earth were you really eating before? This is the real thing, this...