How to make flavorful cultured butter at home

How to make flavorful cultured butter at home

“We work on a product that knows the sea. All the senses have been awakened. We’ve touched it. We heard it. We looked at it.” Waiting at the bus stop late one night after being out dancing tango, my friend showed me a short documentary. The poetry came from a group of...
Swedish beetroot salad (perfect for smörgåsbord)

Swedish beetroot salad (perfect for smörgåsbord)

Beetroot salad is my personal favorite on the Christmas smörgåsbord. It might be an irrational choice—here are all these delicacies, and I go for a weird pickle side dish? I don’t know if it is the stunning ruby color, the sweet yet slightly acidic taste, or the...
Gravlax—Swedish cured salmon with dill

Gravlax—Swedish cured salmon with dill

Swedes enjoy gravlax as an essential part of the festive Swedish smörgåsbord, such as Christmas, served with a sweet and strong mustard sauce. Although the cured fish mostly is eaten cold, you can enjoy it around the year. You can also serve it with potatoes as a...
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...