Author: Anna Brones, Johanna Kindvall
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika--a twice-daily coffee break--including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom. Sweden is one of the world’s top coffee consuming nations, and the twice-daily social coffee break known as fika is a cherished custom. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or at home. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika reflects the Swedish ideal of slowing down to appreciate life’s small joys. In this adorable illustrated cookbook, Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall share nearly fifty classic recipes from their motherland—from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread—allowing all of us to enjoy this charming tradition regardless of where we live. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Anna Brones, Johanna Kindvall
"An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika--a twice-daily coffee break--including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom. Sweden is one of the world's top coffee consuming nations, and the social coffee break known as fika is a cultural institution. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika is part of the national identity and a marker of the Swedish ideal of taking time to appreciate life's small joys. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or while at home, and Fika is full of inspiration to elevate these daily coffee breaks. In this adorable and illustrated cookbook, Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall share more than 45 classic recipes from their motherland--from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread--while also examining what fika means to Swedes and how we can all integrate its values into our daily lives."--
The Little Book of Fika
Author: Lynda Balslev
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
While the Danish concept of hygge as caught on around the globe, so has lagom—its Swedish counterpart. An essential part of the lagom lifestyle, fika is the simple art of taking a break—sometimes twice a day—to enjoy a warm beverage and sweet treat with friends. This delightful gift book offers an introduction to the tradition along with recipes to help you establish your own fika practice.
Jan Hedh believes that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy freshly baked bread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! More than just a collection of recipes, this guide contains vivid, full-color photographs of step-by-step methods to knead, roll, braid, cut, and bake dough into a variety of shapes and styles. From dinner rolls and pudding to baguettes and waffles, Swedish Breads and Pastries is the ultimate guide to bread making that no chef, event coordinator, or home baker will want to be without. The Scandinavians are known around the world for their delicious breads and pastries—now you can indulge in those same flavors and aromas in your own home.
Swedish Cakes and Cookies has become a modern classic since it was first published in 1945. Modernized and improved over the years, today's full-color edition, with beautiful photographs of each recipe, contains nearly 300 recipes. Some, such as Berry Muffins, Coconut Macaroons, Linzer Torte, and Jelly Doughnuts, may be familiar, while others, such as German Lemon Cake, Almond Meringues, Truffle Tarts, and Toffee Crunch Torte, are deliciously unique. Gluten-free, egg-free, and sugar-free recipes ensure that this book is accessible to all dessert lovers. Beginners and experts will be reminded that baking is both easy and enjoyable when they read the practical advice and step-by-step instructions in each section. Swedish Cakes and Cookies is an essential resource for any home baker, and for anyone who loves to meet with friends for coffee and cake.
Author: Johanna Kindvall
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
A savory spin on Swedish baking, pantry, and party cuisine from the coauthor of Fika. An illustrated cookbook on the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord that can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for snacking and small meals. Includes traditional and contemporary Swedish recipes for dishes such as Rye Bread, Chicken Liver Pate, Elderflower Cured Trout, Fresh Cheese, Swedish Deviled Eggs, Buttery Red Cabbage, and infused aquavit liqueurs.
World-Class Swedish Cooking
Author: Björn Frantzén, Daniel Lindeberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Chefs Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg dish the kitchen secrets that have made their restaurant (Frantzén/Lindeberg) renowned as the Best Swedish Restaurant of 2012, earning two Michelin stars and delighted reviews from Swedes and tourists alike. From the raw, season-conscious ingredients to artistic plating, these one-of-a-kind dishes are the product of the uncompromising, detail-oriented chefs. Infuse some top-notch Swedish fun into your kitchen! Frantzén and Lindeberg take readers on their journey to culinary stardom, and their passion shines through in this beautiful book. They weave their story and culinary theory together with the dishes themselves, including descriptions, recipes, and stunning photographs that capture their colorful and thoughtful design. Many dishes were created specifically for this cookbook, to be implemented in Frantzén/Lindeberg’s ever-changing menu following publication. Prepare to be amazed by this compilation of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian entrees; breads, cheeses/butters, and sides; salads and amuse-bouches; and desserts. This smorgasbord includes: • Swedish crayfish with late autumn flowers • Pork with caramelized sesame and apples and carrots and mild curry • Poached and grilled guinea fowl with fried rhubarb and sage • Roast duck glazed with white miso • White and green asparagus with cilantro, lime, and lemongrass • Sweet, salty, and sour macarons • Salted caramel ice cream with chocolate and toasted canola oil With a foreword from novelist Mons Kallentoft and easy-to-navigate indexes of recipes and ingredients, World-Class Swedish Cooking is a must-have for every ambitious cook or restaurateur.
Author: Trine Hahnemann
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year's Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets. The first week of December is baking week – enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound – all washed down with gluwein and fruity cocktails. In this glorious book, illustrated with evocative photographs, Trine Hahnemann provides a cornucopia of 70 Christmas recipes showing us how we, too, can decorate our homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way.
The Culinary Cyclist
Author: Anna Brones
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such as a creamy sea salt chocolate cake and baked eggs in avocado halves are paired with cheerful instructions for gracefully hosting a dinner party, gifting food, bulk shopping by bicycle, and two-wheeled picnics. The cookbook is suitable for experienced cooks looking to add kitchen flair to their repertoire as well as beginners in the kitchen who want to start out their culinary lives on the right foot.
Author: Jan Öjvind Swahn
Author: Melissa Bahen
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Let Scandinavian Gatherings be your hygge handbook (pronounced hoo-ga) for cozy retreats in the comfort of your own home! With this darling collection of Scandinavian-inspired recipes, crafts, and entertaining ideas, you can turn your home into a stress-free hygge oasis and embrace relaxation the Nordic way. From the creator of the popular Lulu the Baker blog, Scandinavian Gatherings illustrates the Scandinavian spirit of simple pleasures through 10 seasonal, family-friendly gatherings filled with the flavors and traditions of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland (a region regularly reported as the happiest place on earth!). The book boasts 30 simple craft projects for entertaining and decorating, as well as 40 accessible recipes that put a modern twist on sweet and savory Scandinavian treats. You’ll soon be warming your home with the comforting smells of Mom’s Maple Pecan Rings, Swedish Meat Pies, Lucia Buns, Hot Chocolate with Homemade Cardamom Marshmallows, and more. With gatherings like Nordic Brunch, Woodland Tea Party, Afternoon Fika, Lucia Day, and Christmas Cookie Exchange, you’ll be able to relax with loved ones and enjoy the hygge atmosphere.
Author: Emile Odback, Asa Odback
Today, one doesn't have to look far to see just how disconnected and divided we are all becoming. People spend hours on social media, but can hardly connect with the people around them. Now, in the USA alone, 80 million people say they don't even have one close friend. And, loneliness has been shown to be as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes per day... Luckily, there is a solution! This book reveals a simple, Swedish secret that will change your life and the lives of people around you in just 15 minutes per day -- Fika! It's Not Just Self-Help. It's World-Help! Fika That! condenses ages of Swedish wisdom into bite-sized, actionable steps that can help you unlock the magic of coffee, caring and connection in your life -- and it's fun! Full of engaging ideas, inspiring quotes, one-of-a-kind paintings and unique recipes for coffee and traditional Swedish baked goods, this book will leave you feeling inspired, happy and excited to put down your phone and start your own Fika today!
For Tatyana Nesteruk, who was born in Ukraine, baking has always been a huge passion. Her blog, Tatyana’s Everyday Food, has gathered a large following of dedicated readers who especially love her extravagant and unique cakes. In her debut cookbook, Tatyana draws on her family roots to take readers on a delightful baking journey throughout Europe to learn the stories behind each region’s iconic cakes, flavors and techniques. With so much variety of rich, dense cakes and lighter, more delicate creations, avid home bakers will find endless inspiration. Eastern Europe features moist cakes with creamy fillings such as Chocolate Kievsky Torte, a decadent cake with layers of chocolate sponge cake and hazelnut meringue. Western European delicacies are light and elegant, inspired by French pastries such as Strawberries & Cream Crepe Cake or Crème Brulee Cheesecake. Then there are the Southern-inspired cakes featuring tiramisu, cheeses and fruits; Central indulgences including hearty, dense chocolate cakes and velvety bundts; and finally Northern treats that are soft, buttery and perfect to accompany afternoon tea. Explore the rich history and flavors of Europe—and even pick up a new skill or two—with the fabulous cakes from this inspiring cookbook.
Author: Anna Brones
"From home design and work-life balance, to personal well-being and environmental sustainability, author Anna Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better."--