Tired and hungry after school or work? Whip up some pasta with seasonal sauce – perhaps with chanterelles, the gold of the Swedish forests, like in the recipe below.
With both parents working it can be a bit of a family puzzle to pick up the kids, shop for groceries and prepare a wholesome meal, even with a flexible system of parental leave. Many Swedes consider dinner the most robust meal of the day – and it takes place as afternoon turns into evening.
As long as everyone in the household helps out, a delicious meal is more than manageable. A Swedish kitchen is often filled with people, not only the designated cook. Very young children may only be silent bystanders with a slice of fruit for appetizer, while the older children take a more active role.
Despite the popularity of new and exotic foods there is no denying that classics with roots in the past and the effects of seasons still hold their fort, especially if the kids have their say. Whether an imported fruit or a locally grown root vegetable, many keep their eye out for an organic label.
Last updated: 8 May 2014