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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Lutefisk Created: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Lutefisk, long a holiday food tradition among Scandinavian-Americans, is dried stockfish (normally cod or ling, but haddock and pollock can also be used) that has been brined in lye, soaked to remo...
  • Marinated Cucumber Salad (in Swedish, Inlagd Gurka) Created: Monday, February 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Sliced paper-thin and marinated in a sweetened mixture of vinegar and lemon juice, these cucumbers serve as a light, fresh complement to any meal.
  • Rødgrød med Fløde - Danish Red Berry Pudding with Cream Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Red berry pudding with cream is Denmark's unofficial national dessert.
  • What are Cloudberries? Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    So prized in Scandinavia (since they don't lend themselves to commercial cultivation), that gatherers keep the locations of patches well-kept secrets.
  • Scandinavian-style Waffles, with Love Created: Friday, January 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Cardamom waffles that everyone will love, especially when served heart-shaped and accompanied by lingonberry jam. Make 10 with this recipe.
  • How to Make Icelandic Skyr Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Find illustrated, step-by-step instructions for making homemade Icelandic skyr, much thicker than American or even Greek yogurt and loaded with probiotics.
  • A Review of Sweden's Daim Candy Created: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    These mini candy bars contain a center of almond-flavored toffee, covered by a thin layer of the caliber of chocolate that only Europeans can concoct.
  • Top Terms and Phrases to Know in Scandinavian Cooking Video Created: Monday, May 20, 2013 Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013
    Learn which ingredients and dishes are common in Scandinavian cooking, and what dishes are frequently cooked from this region.
  • Specialty Tools Needed to Bake Scandinavian Food Video Created: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    Scandinavian baking requires some tools you might not find in an ordinary kitchen. This video will go over some specialty tools needed for Scandinavian baking.
  • Quick Tip: Types of Vegetables Used in Scandinavian Cooking Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    The Scandinavian diet is rich in vitamin-packed vegetables--it has to be so Scandinavians can fortify themselves during the cold winters. Get an overview of vegetables in the Scandinavian diet in t...
  • Overview of the Scandinavian Diet Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    The Scandinavian diet is based on Viking food traditions, which relies on foods that can tolerate cold weather, like meats and root vegetables. Get an overview of common food in the Scandinavian di...
  • Quick Tip: Types of Meat Used in Scandinavian Cooking Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Scandinavia has a rich marine heritage, which is why herring is one of their most popular meats. Get a look at seafood and other types of meat used in Scandinavian cooking in this video from About....
  • How to Prepare a Scandinavian Coffee Table Video Created: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    A Scandinavian coffee table is a traditional way of serving tea, cakes, pastries, and cookies as a light snack. Learn how to prepare a traditional Scandinavian coffee table in this video from About...
  • How to Make Swedish Creamed Potatoes With Dill Video Created: Saturday, November 03, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Swedish creamed potatoes with dill is a delicious rib-sticking recipe with a luscious creamy base made from a light roux. Watch this About.com video to learn how to make Swedish creamed potatoes wi...
  • How to Make Slotsttek Video Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Slotsttek, a traditional Swedish royal pot roast, is a hit at any dinner table. Get a recipe for this slow cooked, hearty Scandinavian dinner in this video from About.com.
  • How to Make Sweet Soup Video Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Sweet soup is a traditional Scandinavian dessert made with dried fruit and honey. Watch this About.com video for a delicious recipe for Scandinavian sweet soup.
  • How to Make Potato Lefse Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Potato lefse is a traditional Scandinavian dish prepared and served much like a crepe. Get a recipe for traditional potato lefse and a tutorial on how to prepare them in this video from About.com.
  • How to Make Roasted Lamb With Mushrooms and Barley Video Created: Friday, December 07, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Roasted lamb with mushrooms and barley is a delicious Scandinavian dish. Watch this About.com video for a great recipe for roasted lamb with mushrooms and barley.
  • How to Make Pickled Beets Video Created: Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Pickled beets are a great staple to have on hand for quick meals and snacks. This About.com video will teach you the best way to make your own pickled beets.
  • How to Make Herring Salad Video Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Herring salad is a favorite Scandinavian dish that combines sweet, salty, and starchy in a wonderful blend. Get a recipe for this traditional salad in this video from About.com.
  • How to Make Magga's Tea Cakes Video Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Magga's tea cakes are a delicious Scandinavian treat that are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any gathering. Get an authentic recipe for this traditional dish, created by Magga Harðardottir, in ...
  • Gravlax - How to Make Gravlax - Gravlax Recipe Video Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    No smorgasbord is complete without one of Scandinavia's most distinctive dishes - Gravlax. The name Gravlax comes from the old method of curing salmon by burying it in sand. There's no digging her...
  • How to Make Burning Love Video Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Burning Love is a wonderful Scandinavian dish made with bacon, potatoes, and onions. Get a recipe for this authentic dish in this video from About.com.
  • How to Make Aebleskiver Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Ableskivers are Scandinavian treats that are cooked on the oven and can be filled with a variety of ingredients. Get an authentic recipe for Scandinavian ableskivers in this video from About.com.
  • How to Make a Karelian Hot Pot Video Created: Friday, January 11, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    A Karelian Hot Pot is a hearty, slow-cooked dish made with lamb, beef and pork. Get a recipe for this traditional Scandinavian recipe that can be cooked in a crock pot in this video from About.com.
  • Fattigmann Cookies - How to Make Fattigman Cookies Recipe Video Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
    Fattigmann, or poor man cookies, are a delightful Scandinavian treat traditionally served at Christmas time. See how to cut, shape, and fry fattigman cookies.
  • Where Can I Find Lingonberries? Advice from Scandinavian Food Readers Created: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    Scandinavian Food readers contribute their favorite sources for lingonberries, lingonberry preserves, and lingonberry plants.
  • Calling All Gjetost Fans Created: Thursday, April 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    Readers' responses regarding Norwegian gjetost cheese
  • Quick Tip: Types of Berries Used in Scandinavian Cooking Video Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Berries are a wonderful sweet addition to desserts as well as savory dishes, and they're used heavily in Scandinavian cuisine. Learn more about types of berries used in Scandinavian cooking in this...
  • Swedish Wolf's Paw Cocktail Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    How to make the signature drink of Icebar Stockholm.
  • Festive Nordic Beverages Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    A list of "special occasion" beverages from Scandinavia
  • Northern Lights (a.k.a. Greenlandic) Coffee Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    a recipe for Northern Lights Coffee ... a.k.a. Greenlandic Coffee

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