Sweden

Potato Pancakes

Potato and Sunchoke Pancakes

Sunchokes are a unique and flavorful vegetable that add an alluring flavor to these potato pancakes. Be sure to squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the potato-sunchoke mixture; you can’t get crisp cakes if the starches are wet!

An Interview with Chef Emma Bengtsson, Sweden

Chef Emma Bengtsson talks to Try The World about growing up in Sweden and her childhood in the family kitchen. Plus, she shows us what you can make with her favorite products from the Sweden Box.

Lingonberries

Our 8 Favorite Ways to Use Lingonberry Preserve

If there’s one berry that is synonymous with Sweden, it’s the lingonberry, and what an incredible berry it is! Not only are they topped onto a variety of savory Swedish dishes, but thanks to their abundance of vitamins, minerals, and more, they’ve also been used to treat a variety of ailments in folk medicine. In case you still have leftovers from your Sweden Box, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you finish the entire jar of Hafi lingonberry preserve.

Ham and Cheese Toasts

Swedish Ham and Cheese Crisps

Quality ham and cheese elevate this simple snack into something both special and Swedish, incorporating the delicious Liss Ellas mustard and Mörsjö flatbread crisps from the Sweden Box. Experiment with different types of cheese or ham to make your own version of the appetizer.

Visit Sweden

7 Things to Know About Swedish Food

Swedish food is much more than meatballs and chewy fish-shaped sweets. To learn the difference between pickled herring and fermented herring, or what to serve with lingonberry jam or crispbread, here are 7 vital facts to know about Swedish food traditions.

Mustard Seeds

8 Medicinal Benefits of Mustard You Never Knew About

Not only is mustard an incredibly diverse condiment that’s delicious in countless dishes and preparations, but it’s also full of healthful compounds that can alleviate and prevent many ailments. Now the Liss Ellas mustard from the Sweden Box tastes that much more delicious!

Smorgasbord

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smörgåsbord

What was once just vodka and hors d’oeuvres is now a widespread Swedish tradition that’s expanded well beyond Scandinavian borders. Smörgåsbord is so famous that even restaurants now serve their own during holidays! Curator of the Sweden Box Emma Bengtsson introduces us to the tradition in the Culture Guide from the box. Read on to find out the rest.

Saft Gin & Tonic

Saft Gin & Tonic

The floral notes of saft combine beautifully with the herbal sweetness of gin, and fresh mint turns this cocktail into a truly noteworthy alternative to the usual gin and tonic.

Candy

Lördagsgodis: The Best Kind of Saturday

Swedish children love Saturdays because it’s traditionally the only time that they are allowed to eat candy. Who knew it first came to be as an attempt to curb candy consumption! Learn all about the tradition here, then experience your own at home.

Licorice-Infused Vodka Cocktail

Aquavit is vodka infused with aromatic spices and fruit. Here, curating chef Emma Bengtsson infuses vodka with licorice from the Sweden Box.