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Candied apples and festive goodies around Stockholm

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The smell of caramelized almonds wafting through the air definitely puts me in the holiday spirit.

Faces behind Norda Grill in Gothenburg

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Though briefly, I loved meeting Magnus, Marcus, Marie, Anders, Executive Chef Jimmy Lappalainen, and more of the crew behind Norda Bar & Grill while in Gothenburg (Göteborg) on assignment and as much as I adore that city, Magnus with the “Göteborg” tattoo seems to love it more than I do.

Seafood lunch in St. Karin’s shadow

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The entire town of Visby itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site chock full of Medieval ruins and old churches (more soon) and I stopped by a small cafe – Bakfickan – located right next to St. Karin’s ruins in Stora Torget for a bowl of hearty fish stew (fisksoppa).

Smoked strömming at Avan market

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Unlike its nastier fermented cousin, surströmming, smoked (or rökt) strömming – a type of herring – is quite yummy.

Happy Cinnamon Bun Day!

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Today, October 4 is Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) and yes! we take food celebrations seriously here in Sweden.