18 Jul 2024
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Culture Expat Cookbook

Expat Cookbook: French Seafood Chowder

As a peace-loving gesture to the ongoing “war” between serious foodies who side with either the New England or Manhattan chowders, and as a homage to the possible French origins of the former, this lusciously mouthwateringly hearty recipe draws harmoniously comforting inspiration from the divine triangulation of all three truly delicious culinary cultures… …perfectly luxurious […]

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Expat Cookbook: Spicy Peanut & Garlic Lamb with Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad

Just returned to Stockholm from your wonderful winter holiday of leisurely soaking up the sun and surf in the summery or tropical parts of the planet? Then this recipe of lovely intense and refreshing contrasts promises gently sublime memories of the very same exotic scents, flavours and textures of places continually kissed by the steady […]

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Buon Natale! Italian wine and prosecco suggestions for the holiday season

In 2015 Systembolaget alone sold 193,6 million liters of wine, approximately 55 million of which came from Italy. Why, you might wonder? Because the sun hits Italy so much harder, so the grapes grow  beautifully and produce wines rich in flavour and aroma. What a contrast this makes with the 5 months of winter we have to […]

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Expat Cookbook: Cheat’s Duck Confit With Tangerine, Chickpeas & Asian Greens

A romantic dinner for two at home deserves a special mains that is easy to prepare while adding to the intimate mood of the occasion. This brings instantaneously to mind the ever-delectable French favourite – duck confit – with skin crisped to perfection… …but without its usual heavy intense gravy and equally rich side of […]

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Expat Cookbook: A Lasagna Worth Making

Any true-blooded Italian man claims his mamma’s beef lasagna is second to none. Those who have tried my 4-hour labour of love reluctantly admit it is second to only their madre’s, cheekily adding it is their duty to say so. And over the years, I have been asked by a few women married to Italians […]

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Expat Cookbook: Brazilian Mussel Paella

Mariscada do Baiana hails from Santo Amaro in Brazil, with its strong African elements and where coconut-milk-laden recipes are typical. Normally served soupy, simple twists transform this Mussels With Rice dish into a Spanish inspiration – a comforting paella, rich with crusty bits sticking to the bottom of the frying pan, and yet still tasting […]

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Community Expat Cookbook Swedish Culture

The Best Kanelbulle Recipe EVER

Summer is here and the time of picnics is upon us. What better to bring with you to the beach or the park than a basket full of delectable cinnamon buns?

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Summer Eats: Ugnspannkaka (Oven Pancake)

School’s out and hordes of holiday-heady and hungry children are suddenly at home during the day. So what to make? For a no-fuss lunch that suits all ages, it’s a no-brainer – Ugnspannkaka. During school holidays I suddenly that the number of kids turning up at mealtimes in my household can vary from 2 to […]

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Expat Cookbook Swedish Culture

Recipe of the Week: National Day Cake

It’s no secret that Swedes love their cake – and cookies, and candies, and everything sweet. So no wonder then that fika on National Day has its very own tasty confection…nationaldagsbakelse.

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Expat Cookbook Swedish Culture

Recipe of the Week: Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake)

Anyone who knows ANYTHING about Swedish cakes knows that there is one cake in particular that Swedes are passionate about. That’s right, people, I am talking Prinsesstårta or Princess Cake. It’s a kind of “one cake to rule them all” situation, really. The recipe is believed to originate from the 1930s and was originally called […]

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