Ever heard about the Swedish chef?
Sweden is famous for its köttbullar, smörgåsbord and kanelbullar. In English that would be meatballs, smorgasbord and cinnamon buns.
There is of course all kinds of food and spices here, but if you want to eat real Swedish food you should order traditional “husmanskost”. The kind of food that the workers had after a hard days work in the fields or in the factories. Meals that our great grandmothers prepared for them.
For instans cale pudding with minced meat, bolied potatoes and brown sauce. Or smoked herring with parsley, fried onions and mashed potatoes.
Living on the westcoast of Sweden I am quite picky when it comes to seafood and fish. We have access to extremely fresh and tasty fish, shrimp, crab, crayfish etcetera. Caught in the ocean, not in a lake. A quite common meal to have on a Friday night (date) is fresh shrimp with newly baked pain riche, boiled eggs, mayonnaise (or aioli), lettuce and chilled white wine.