A savory spin on Swedish baking, pantry, and party cuisine from the coauthor of Fika.
An illustrated cookbook on the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord that can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for snacking and small meals. Includes traditional and contemporary Swedish recipes for dishes such as Rye Bread, Chicken Liver Pate, Elderflower Cured Trout, Fresh Cheese, Swedish Deviled Eggs, Buttery Red Cabbage, and infused aquavit liqueurs.
About the Author
JOHANNA KINDVALL is a Swedish illustrator who divides her time between a Brooklyn brownstone and her summer cottage in South Sweden. Her work has been featured in various books and online magazines, and she writes an illustrated food blog, Kokblog, which was named a Saveur "Site We Love." She is the illustrator and coauthor of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.
"[Johanna Kindvall's] first solo book is 'beyond beautiful. She’s a wonderful artist and illustrator. It’s got all the elements of hygge in it, and it offers a new way of thinking about small plates.'"
—Lisa Gozashti, Brookline Booksmith (Publishers Weekly)
Praise for Fika:
"The book is a delicious compendium of nearly 50 illustrated recipes inspired by Brones and Kindvall's childhoods, equally fueled by Fika. The cookies, cakes and breads (including savory variants) tap right into a growing, universal quest to achieve a more laid-back European lifestyle."
—New York Times T Magazine
"As accessible as it is insightful, Fika is a baking book mixed with etiquette how-to and cultural know-how, iced with a calendar of holidays and expressed as a work of illustrated art."
"For those looking to bring fika vibes to their lives, the book is a wealth of Swedish recipes and cooking tips. Swedish classics like kanelbullar (cinnamon buns spiced with cardamom) and hasselnötsflarn (simple cookies best dipped in a fresh cup of coffee) are easily explained and aided by Kindvall's upbeat illustrations."