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Swedish Blueberry Soup Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

First, to clear things up, blåbärssoppa is technically made with bliberries. Bilberries, sometimes known as European blueberries, are the berries that Swedes call blåbär, which translates directly to blueberry. But blueberries that we find in the United States are not the same. I know. It’s all very confusing. The blåbär that you find in Sweden…

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Barbecues in Sweden Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

Come summer, Swedes (in one of those stereotypes that paints with broad strokes) like to be outside. That means drinking at the outdoor bars even if it’s cold (don’t worry, the bars generally provide blankets and have plenty of heat lamps), trying to get out for a swim, a bike, a hike, something, and heading…

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Swedish Food – Pyttipanna or: How I Fed Myself in College Posted by on May 31, 2012

Recently, I was asked to put together a recipe for pyttipanna. Actually, I was asked to put together a recipe for a Scandinavian dish. When I think Swedish food, I think lots of things, but the one thing that I actually make on a regular basis is pyttipanna. Pyttipanna is essentially just a bunch of…

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Swedish Saturday Candy Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Every Saturday, children throughout Sweden have a little extra kick in their step. Not just because it’s Saturday and they don’t have to go to school, but because Saturday means lördagsgodis. Lördagsgodis is of course one of those fun compound words that we sometimes write about here (remember, you can read about the longest word…

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Swedish-American Food Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

I’ve been living in Wisconsin for the last 18 months or so working on a graduate degree in Scandinavian Studies. I moved here after having lived in Stockholm for just over three years. Most of my work actually focuses on Swedish Americans. I travel around interviewing Swedish immigrants and later Swedish-American generations. It’s a lot…

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Sankta Lucia in Sweden Posted by on Dec 13, 2011

A couple of years ago, we wrote about the Lucia tradition in Sweden. But with it being the 13th of December yet again, it was time to give a quick refresher course. The Lucia tradition involves a woman dressed in white with a crown of candles upon her head. Following her are several young boys…

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Fika. Swedish Style. Posted by on Dec 12, 2011

After several years in Sweden and a move back to the United States, I realized I had picked up quite a few habits. Some decidedly Swedish. Like taking my shoes off every time I enter someone’s home. It’s just a nice thing to do in my opinion and it ensures that all of that gunk…

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