Of course I am pretty interested in food and food traditions, and I have really enjoyed matching up the Swedish holidays with particular foods – secular as it is, the foods seem to keep a lot of the traditions going. No one really cares about lent, but no one will let Fettisdag go by without a semla!
Trained chef Hasse and fellow recipe enthusiast Camilla have been great tutors in Swedish foods. Camilla gave me a great book to further my education: Vår Kok Bok, the Swedish answer of the joy of cooking. It has all the Swedish favourites in it, but also has a great description of all the ingredients, including colour pictures with labels! This helps a lot in the grocery store so I can buy things for the recipes. Now that I don’t have any more airport trips planned, I am keen to spend some time reading it over and making some of the recipes. Get ready for some cooking posts!