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Cooking classes

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Autumn… The holidays are over, time to get back to school and work. The darkness and coldness will slowly approach so what about cheering yourself up with a cooking or baking class? Medborgarskolan have a lot of cooking and baking classes this autumn. Many of the courses are already booked, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible. I’m looking forward learning tips and tricks when baking cakes and I’m still thinking about signing up for a second course. You can find Medborgarskolan’s cooking classes in Stockholm here (and of course they also have classes in other parts of Sweden). I have not cooked in a group since my home economics classes when I was 12 years old so I hope that I won’t make a fool of myself :-)

(Photo: Medborgarskolan)

Smaka på Stockholm

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Salvia and Alder smoked Salmon, egg creme flavoured with dill and Sweet Cicely and summer potato salad with asparagus
Wine tasting Lime and Basil Pannacotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries from Villa Söderås Fondberg's tent
Meatballs from Villa Söderås

Smaka på Stockholm, or “Taste Stockholm”, is an annual event in Kungsträdgården here in Stockholm. The event is all about food and drink, and you can try quite a lot of the food that Stockholm’s restaurants have to offer. Many of the Stockholm restaurants are represented at the event where they sell various dishes in their tents. The event started yesterday on June 1st and will end on June 6th, so you still have time to visit it. But I really need to warn you, it’s incredible crowded and be prepared to stand in a long queue to get your food, especially if it’s from a popular restaurant. My tip is to go to the area behind the scene where it’s less crowded and either do some wine tasting at Fondberg’s tent or try the magnificent pannacotta at Villa Söderås’s tent. At Fondberg’s you can buy a wine package which consists of either 4 samples of red wine or 4 samples of white wine for 50 kr. You can also try different champagnes or even dessert wines with chocolate. And don’t forget the amazing Lime and Basil Pannacotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries for 45 kr at Villa Söderås, I just loved it.

Tapas with the Swedish Food bloggers

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Last Friday I went to a food blogging dinner at the tapas restaurant La Cucharacha where 10 of the Swedish food bloggers met in real life: Christopher and Niclas from Matblogg, Ilva from Lucullian Delights / Aglio e Olio (who was on a temporary visit in Sweden), Kinna from Kinnas Blogg – Mormors Mat, Elin, Helena and Maria from Tre Tjejer i Köket, Lena from Koala and Frida from Broccoli . Unfortunately Anne from Anne’s food was ill and there were also more food bloggers that couldn’t come. We had a great evening and it was really nice to meet everyone, especially for me who’s new in town. We discussed all sorts of things, including food of course and we also talked about having a Swedish variant of Paper chef. Unfortunately I still havn’t found/packed up my battery charger, so I didn’t take any photos. But you can see a lot of photos from the lovely dinner at Matblogg .