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Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden

04/05/2016

“I always start with a central idea, whether it’s a color, a protein, a vegetable, a cooking technique or a memory—even sometimes a non-food catalyst.” Chef Emma Bengtsson

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Famous for its vast, frozen wilderness, untouched forests, and countless islands, Sweden is quickly becoming a top culinary destination. This month, curating chef Emma Bengtsson shares two of Sweden’s most treasured culinary traditions with you: smörgåsbord (the Swedish buffet) and fika (the daily coffee ritual) Try The World

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden Welcome back to this month’s scrumptious Nordic cuisine curated for our Try The World – Sweden Box. The nectarous treats from Sweden come to us through the exquisite palate of Chef Emma Bengtsson, a renowned pastry chef and executive chef of the two-star Michelin restaurant – Aquavit. Chef Emma is one of three women to achieve two-star Michelin status and she shares her love for great food, both Swedish and international cuisine, at the restaurant and in the wonderful selections you will find in the Swedish Box. Chef Emma learned the secrets of preparing fabulous Nordic foods from her grandmother and, as we move towards Mother’s Day, I can’t help but remember all the moms and Grandmas who shared/ continue to share their love of cooking with their loved ones. Chef Emma is also an avid bachata dancer; a salsa like dance form practiced in the Dominican Republic.

Have you ever been to Sweden or tried Swedish food? Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and is the 3rd largest nation in the European Union. Norway borders it on the west, Finland on the east, and Denmark through a bridge tunnel on the south west. Sweden offers universal healthcare and education at all levels to its people, and they enjoy a rich culture that has produced many notables in the field of music, film, literature, food, fashion, architecture, tennis and more. The Nobel Prize  for outstanding contributions to society originated out of Sweden, through the will of Alfred Nobel, and is awarded in several categories, including the Peace Prize, every year. The Swedes enjoy the outdoors, fresh foods and mixing international flavors with their own cuisine.

 

“Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story.” Marcus Samuelsson

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Good chefs cook because they have to, great chefs cook because they want to. Anon
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. Swedish Proverb

 

What is in the Sweden Box?  My beautifully packed box arrived with 8 mouthwatering items that you wouldn’t want to miss. 1. Double Chocolate Crisps by Gille. These deletable treats are made with local ingredients from Southern Sweden and are a coffee break/fika staple. 2. Rosehip Nordic Fudge by Krav is made with wild berries and rosehips harvested from forest in the north. They are carefully prepared by hand and the taste is divine. 3. Flatbread Crisps by Mörsjö Deli made with barley and baked to perfection. You have to taste these crunchy delights to understand. 4. Elderflower Saft Syrup by Tillsman is a dulcet and refreshing drink made from organic elderflowers. Typically, it is mixed with sparkling water or added to sorbet for a delicious experience.

As I enjoyed one of my Gille cookies, I checked out 5. Sweet Licorice by Lakritzkabriken is a flavorful candy loved by many in Sweden and one that I love too because  it comes in both sweet and savory flavors.  6. The Lingonberry Jam by Hafi is one of my favorites. I’ve tried a number of brand and Hafi is consistently top notch. This is a slightly tart jam made with berries picked in wild, eco-certified forests. 7. Sweet and Hot Mustard by Liss Ellas is an international, gold medal winning mustard that tastes out of this world. The creators have earned their 16 awards by curating the best domestically grown mustard seeds and mixing in honey and excellent spices for a gustatory treat. 8. Kharisma Ground Coffee by Löfbergs; last but not least, we can wash it all down with this exquisitely made coffee. The beloved Löfbergs company has been harvesting and packaging terrific coffee blends using sustainable, eco-friendly methods since 1906.

Some years back, I visited a dear school friend, Lotta and her family, in Stockholm and got to sight-see and enjoy a wonderful array of foods and offerings that make it a great place to visit. The day I was leaving Stockholm, we stopped at a bakery so I could buy some special Swedish saffron buns, flatbreads, and other baked goods. So, writing this post brings back warm memories of my time in Sweden. That said, you won’t have to fly to Sweden to enjoy the cuisine because the carefully selected food items that Chef Emma picked for the Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden Sweden box, will bring the delicious cuisine to your doorstep. Your Mom will thank you. 😉

 

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A Code to help you select some popular Swedish treats!

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A Code to help you select some popular Swedish treats!

With Mother’s Day around the corner, Try The World/Sweden online is offering everyone who stops by this blog, 20% off all the Swedish goodies with the Sweden20 code and for your Mother’s Day gift package and everything else, use the code MMTRAVELS15, to get 15% off all boxes and gift boxes! Join me as I create a smörgåsbord of these delights (the Swedish buffet) and relax for a fika (the daily coffee ritual). Smaklig måltid!

Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 15% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option and/or on all gift boxes. Use the coupon code MMTRAVELS15 during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 months tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.

If the Sweden Box calls you, sign up today, save 15% on your first box and a new box will be shipped, every other month, when it becomes available.

More Below!

“If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” Remy

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden - A selection of popular treats

Try The World: A Taste Of Sweden – A selection of popular treats

Harriet Van Horne — ‘Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.’
“Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.” – Carl D. Anderson

The gourmet foodies at Try The World (TTW), would love to hear from people like you who enjoy great cuisine from around the world. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to win free boxes of food. This month in the online shop,  take 20% off your Swedish food purchases with the code: Sweden20. Don’t forget to treat mom to a lovely gift package by using  MMTRAVELS15 for an additional discount.  You can also get your first subscription box at 15% off, share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and be on board for a chance to win your next box for free!  Visit their Website for more information and also connect with TTW on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Positive Motivation Tip:  Food is for enjoyment… gather your loved ones on Mother’s Day and celebrate!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received product for review, but all opinions are mine. I have not received any other compensation for writing this post.  I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Are from my Personal Collection and/or via TTW – Try The World

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. alisonrost permalink
    19/06/2017 11:59 am

    My grandmother was from Sweden and I remember her cooking well. Especially the Swedish meatballs, pancakes, and sweet bread. She also made pickled herring, but those I left for my uncles. Brought back wonderful memories .. thank-you!

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  2. Violinkit permalink
    20/06/2017 5:20 pm

    I love this Swedish food box and though I have never been to Sweden I now know a lot more of the type of treats they eat there. I love the look of the Nordic fudge and I adore Licorice and was surprised that they make it in Sweden too as the Licorice I usually eat here in Ireland is from Australia.

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