• Pepparkakor Cookies Tie Swedish Generations Together

    Elisabet der Nederlanden wanted to share her grandmother’s recipe for pepparkakor. But first she had to translate the recipe. The Swedish language wasn’t the barrier, since, after all, der Nederlanden was born and raised in Sweden. Instead, she had to decipher what her grandmother’s use of personal items in her kitchen would mean for modern bakers. “The measurements were a […]

  • Three Swedish Beers To Taste Here In The States

    The global beer revolution is in full swing, meaning you can get a flavorful beer just about anywhere. We asked journalist John Holl, author of the American Craft Beer Cookbook and the editor of All About Beer magazine, for his suggestions on some great Swedish beers currently available in the United States. While Sweden remains one of the top importers […]

  • How Portland Restaurateur Peter Bro Embraced His Swedish And Midwestern Heritage

    Portland restaurateur Peter Bro had to look no further than his Swedish heritage and Midwestern upbringing to find inspiration for his restaurant empire Broder, four Nordic-inspired breakfast and lunch eateries that are a sensation in the Portland, Ore., restaurant community. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bro helped run a bar, giving him a solid background in restaurant management and […]

  • This American Spent 72 Hours In A Glass Cabin In Sweden To De-Stress

    Visit Sweden is known for its interesting approaches to promote the Swedish outdoor experience. Earlier this year, the entire country of Sweden was listed on Airbnb, and more recently, Visit Sweden launched the 72 Hour Cabin, where five people from around the world with particularly stressful occupations were invited to spend 72 hours in the Swedish wilderness, spending their nights […]

  • ALTA Nordic Kitchen: Where Cooking Is A Family Matter

    How do you keep your family’s Swedish cooking traditions alive? Find the perfect venue for your dad, an acclaimed chef, to open his newest restaurant and claim a spot in his kitchen. That’s what Ian Larsson did when he convinced his father Christer to open his newest restaurant, ALTA Nordic Kitchen, earlier this year. The father had only one rule […]

  • Drop by Johan’s Jöe for Swedish Coffee in Sunny South Florida

    Walking a few blocks from her West Palm Beach home two years ago, Laura Olsson came across something she never expected to find in South Florida: A Swedish coffeehouse. This past summer, after spending the time in between learning how to brew a perfect pot of Swedish coffee and other critical barista skills as an employee of the coffeehouse, Olsson […]

  • Swedish Tennis Star Robin Söderling’s Next Chapter

    The New York Times called it “one of the biggest upsets in the upset-filled history of tennis.” According to The Telegraph, “The ‘impossible’ happened on the red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier.” Tennis magazine reported: “If you were playing tennis that day, you probably remember it well: When the news came across, the earth shook a little at clubs and […]

  • The Actress Who Brought Pippi Longstocking to Life

    Most 8-year-olds spend their days watching cartoons, learning multiplication tables and playing outside. Inger Nilsson wasn’t your average 8-year-old. In fact, she was the girl most 8-year-olds wanted to be. Pippi Longstocking is the quirky, independent and red-headed main character in Swedish author Astrid Lindgren’s children’s book series. The books resonate with children (and adults) all over the world, and […]

  • ‘Chew’ & A with Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    If you’ve picked up a food magazine or channel surfed to find a good cooking competition in the last decade, chances are you’ve seen or heard of Marcus Samuelsson. Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, where he developed an affinity for cooking at a young age, joining his grandmother in the kitchen and learning to make dishes […]

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