Eat All The Food

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Swedish food is the Rod­ney Danger­field of the food world. No one re­ally gives it the re­spect it de­serves; in­stead most peo­ple as­sume that it is just a larger ver­sion of an IKEA cafe­te­ria. While there are el­e­ments of that, and yes, Swedish meat­balls are in fact de­li­cious, Stock­holm en­joys a fun blend of food styles that draw on its very tra­di­tional past, but has a foot firmly planted in the global mar­ket­place. I was short on time, and while I would have loved to spend a week eat­ing my way from one mar­ket or res­tau­rant to an­other, I needed help, which is why I hopped on the best food tour in town, Food Tours Stock­holm. Led by a lo­cal cook­book au­thor (in­sert Swedish Chef jokes here), I spent the bet­ter part of an af­ter­noon fol­low­ing in Cathrine Schück’s foot­steps, and hang­ing on her ev­ery word. I also should have skipped lunch, be­cause the por­tions at the many stops along the way were enor­mous; and they ran the gamut from Swedish meat­balls to more Euro­pean in­flu­enced fare, and my fa­vorite as­pect of Swedish food cul­ture, fika.

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