Tag: Emma Bengtsson

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.

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.

Ice Cream Sundae

Emma Bengtsson’s Ice Cream Sundae

In this take on the familiar sundae, curator of the Sweden Box Emma Bengtsson melts fudge onto ice cream and crumbles cookies on top. It’s easy to make and sure to please a hungry crowd. Bengtsson uses vanilla ice cream, but the recipe works well with any other type as well.

Gravlax with Hovmastar Sauce

Homemade Swedish Hovmastar Sauce

Hovmastar sauce is a bright and acidic Scandinavian condiment that elevates the natural flavors of seafood, especially smoked fish.

Saft Drink

How to Cook with Saft

One of the favorites from the Sweden Box, Tillmans’ elderflower saft syrup is an incredible addition to so many drinks, whether simple spritzers or elaborate cocktails. But even more than that, saft works well in other preparations, too.

Emma Bengtsson

Behind The Box: Emma Bengtsson

Originally from a small town on Sweden’s western coast, Chef Emma Bengtsson grew up learning the secrets of Nordic cuisine from her mother and grandmother. Here, Chef Bengtsson tells Try The World the backstory: her dreams of becoming a fire pilot, struggling with schoolwork, and her obsession with ice cream.

Swedish Dumplings

Emma Bengtsson’s Swedish Dumplings

These traditional dumplings from curating chef Emma Bengtsson are filled with an onion and bacon mixture made with the spectacular mustard from the Sweden Box. Tradition calls for serving them with tangy and slightly sweet lingonberry jam.

Swedish Meatballs

Emma Bengtsson’s Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs are one of the most quintessential Swedish dishes. Hearty and filling, they’re a perfect winter main or addition to a traditional smörgåsbord. Swedish meatballs are always served with lingonberry jam, which adds tart sweetness that compliments the savory meatball.

Sweden Box

This Month We’re Traveling to Sweden!

Today’s the day! May 1st marks the launch of Try The World’s first-ever Sweden Box, curated by Chef Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit in New York City. We’re thrilled to share the incredible cuisine of this country with you! Here’s a sneak preview of what you’ll be receiving.