Swedish cuisine

Cuisine refers to the cultural side of production and consumption of food and drink. So what characterises Swedish cuisine?

-Access to quality ingredients
Unspoilt nature, plenty of sunlight in summer, a cool climate in which crops grow slowly, as well as a focus on animal protection and environmental thinking creates the preconditions for producing high-quality Swedish ingredients. Sweden also has a unique range of game, berries and mushrooms as well as the tasty fish and shellfish from the West coast.

-Food preparation techniques and traditions
The methods of preparing food are often based on the historical need for storage in Sweden’s older and somewhat primitive farming communities. Traditional Swedish food preparation methods such as pickling, souring, preserving, smoking and drying are under continuous development. Food traditions are closely linked to the changing seasons and the Swedish festival calendar.

-Trends
Traditions and customs change all the time. Influences from the surroundings together with an openness to innovation strongly promotes the development of Swedish food and dining experiences. Sweden is at the forefront of innovation and fresh ideas around food.


Tasteful greetings from Sweden