April 2017 Cooking Challenge - Traditional Swedish Food!

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  1. totte

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    Firstly I'd like to thanks @Jimyra  for the March challenge, it was great fun.

    So.. apparently I'm supposed to chose the theme of the next challenge.

    I'm Swedish and I'd imagine there's not an overwhelming amount of Swedish people lurking around this forum.

    For April I'd like to see some traditional Swedish dishes, starters or desserts, as long as it's typical Swedish. I figure it'll be very interesting to see what none-Swedes come up with.
     
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  2. butzy

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    That's a challenge, indeed!

    I am not to clued up on Swedish food, except for the Ikea Swedish meatballs /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

    (and gravlax, and smorgasbord, and herring)
     
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  4. totte

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    There's probably not many that's clued up on Swedish food here. ^^ Why I thought it would be fun to see what people manage to come up with :D At least you were able to name a few ^^ I'll give you another one very Swedish, toast skagen. ;)

    Meatballs are nice, not Ikeas though. Only downside, it would be very hard to judge meatballs unless the plating is sick and very creative. There's so many ways to make meatballs and you probably would want to taste them, because to the eye they're just round meat :p I'd be very impressed if someone manage to pull that one off though. ^^
    Exactly how it goes down! Love the ending. He says "Next time, we'll make food". :p
     
  5. lagom

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    Hej Totte, bor du nar göteborg?

    I may just sit this one out. Then again........😎
     
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  6. totte

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    Sundsvall /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif  Any particular reason you're wondering? ^^
     
  7. lagom

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    Thought if you were close we could meet up for a fika some afternoon. I don't get to the east coast to often but if you happen into the gbh area let me know we can have lunch on Linnégatan, i know some nice places, or we can go to Lars Mannerström's old place for some awsome fish.
     
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    I see certain Muppets clips coming into play here.

    mjb.
     
  9. koukouvagia

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    I'm doing some research.  I have a couple of projects in mind for this challenge.  I am fascinated by Scandinavian culture.
     
  10. totte

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    Awesome! Was starting to get scared no one would accept the challenge! ;P
     
  11. chefwriter

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    I'm in as well. Found out recently I'm part Scandinavian so this should be fun. A bit of research first, then experimenting. 
     
  12. maryb

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    I don't think pickled herring on a saltine will win...
     
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    Thanks MaryB. That was my best idea so far. lol.
     
  14. koukouvagia

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    It could, if you pickled it yourself! Apparently herring is the most important food there is to a Swede.  
     
  15. lagom

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    Easter is coming next week so I'll be making some sill and gubbröra. It is definitely an important part of the Easter dinner here in Sweden. Meatballs too😎
     
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    I am out of pickled carp... sorry... I catch and pickle carp every spring, and smoke 6 or so then I vac bag them and freeze in snack sized sections.
     
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    Ooooo interesting.... googling Swedish food now....
     
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    WTF!  Noone has mentioned Swedish pancakes with lingonberries.  Some of my favorite bkfst with thinned sourdough pancakes bordering on crepes.
     
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  19. eastshores

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    I like this challenge.. we don't often see a cultural challenge and that's a fantastic way for us to have our monthly challenge broaden our understandings.

    Most of us are going to have to do some research here. Could you explain to me whether "Scandinavian" or "New Nordic" are acceptable terms when it comes to Sweden? Wikipedia tells me that "Nordic" countries include Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Should we focus specifically on Sweden or can we consider the broader Nordic?
     
  20. totte

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    Hard question. It's been ages since I've been to Denmark or Finland. I do believe Norway is fairly close to Sweden when it comes to food and so are Denmark. Finland I'm clueless about. :p
    I think we should focus on Sweden only, that way we got the other Nordic countries open for future challenges. ;)