Swedish cuisine

Due to Sweden's large north-south expanse there have always been regional differences in Swedish cuisine. Historically, in the far North, meats such as reindeer, and other (semi-) game dishes were eaten, some of which have their roots in the Sami culture, while fresh vegetables have played a larger role in the South. Many traditional dishes employ simple, contrasting flavours, such as the traditional dish of meatballs and gravy with tart, pungent lingonberry jam (slightly similar in taste to cranberry sauce).

Färskpotatissalad – Swedish New Potato Salad

New potatoes are combined with fresh dill and sour cream in this simple and refreshing summer salad.

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Pizzasallad – Swedish Pizza Salad

In Sweden this traditional salad is served in most pizza restaurants, because of its popularity it got the name pizza salad. You can do this salad with only cabbage or with shallots, capsicums, and carrots. Everyone includes either one of them or neither, it is really up to your taste.

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Pyttipanna – Scandinavian Hash

Pyttipanna is a hodgepodge of food similar to a hash. The dish was originally made from leftovers of past meals but now it is far more common to prepare pyttipanna from prime ingredients.

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Saint Lucia Saffron Buns – Lussekatter

A saffron bun, Cornish tea treat bun or revel bun, Swedish lussebulle or lussekatt, Norwegian lussekatt, is a rich, spiced yeast-leavened sweet bun that is flavoured with saffron and cinnamon or nutmeg and contains currants similar to a teacake.

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