domingo, 20 de febrero de 2011

Indie Food in Sweden

Pictures by Johanna González
Indie Food in Sweden

Falukorv


Sausage, big and thick, from Falun. The lifts and pumps at the Kopparberg copper mine in Falun were, during the 16th and 17th centuries before the introduction of steam engines, powered by oxen. When these oxen died from strain or old age, the skin was turned into leather ropes used in the mine, and some of the meat was turned intoFalukorv sausages.


Pepparkakar



Similar to ginger snaps (has been eaten since the 14th century and baked at the monastery of Vadstena since 1444); associated with Christmas but consumed all year round.




Prinsesstårta


A large cake, made of sponge cake layered with whipped cream, and custardunder a green marzipan coating with powdered sugar on the top; often decorated with a pink marzipan rose. The current king of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf, had four older sisters, and before he was born there was no heir to the throne. So, the royal confectioner made this special cake for them.

Kräftskiva

In August, at the traditional feast known as crayfish party, kräftskiva, Swedes eat large amounts of boiled crayfish with boiled potato and dill.

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