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The Perfect Winter Warmer

Winter arrived with ferocity on Wednesday night. In the space of a day the snowfall came up to my knees outside of our house. It took Pia an hour to dig here way in to the house when she got back from work. And I was forced to spend the night in a hotel in Stockholm as all commuter traffic was suspended. Even in Sweden, when it hits that hard, they are unprepared. Read more » >>

Seven-Hour Pork: the ultimate slow food

Swedes living on the west coast of this lovely land have easy access to a great variety of fresh fish. Here on the east coast, we are not so lucky. The brackish waters of the Baltic offer up a more limited choice. Perhaps that explains the high consumption of meat in this part of the world. Not that I’m complaining; health-scares be damned. I love meat. Read more » >>

Cheaper and Better: time to downgrade your beef

Finding a reliable, versatile, cheap, easy to cook, thoroughly delicious raw ingredient is perhaps the ultimate dream of the ambitious home cook. During late summer, autumn and winter back rib fits the bill perfectly. Read more » >>

Prawn Again: a summer classic in the depths of winter

I find myself increasingly obsessed by the weather. Like an old man, I sit by the window and mumble about how early it gets dark, and how cold it is in the mornings. That’s what a Swedish winter can do to you; and it’s only November. Read more » >>

The Lamb Shank Redemption

So far, the summer has not been kind to us. It has been a lot of things; rain, lightning, thunder, howling winds, but not kind. I have been battling it, though; with salads, barbecues, glasses of rose wine and dinners under patio heaters and blankets. Last night, I gave up. The weather beat me. Read more » >>