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Fika in the New York Times

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Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break featured in New York Times

Thanks to my friend Lindsey for the lovely write up in the New York Times’ T Magazine.

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. “As a Swede who lives outside of Sweden and who loves baking, it’s impossible not to think that the rest of the world needs Fika!” added Kindvall, who illustrated the book. To aid readers in integrating the practice into their own lives, Brones and Kindvall trace the history of the concept and cleverly lay out all the necessities from baking tools and methods to mastering the Fika vernacular, and include suggestions for where (anywhere!), when (all the time!) and how to enjoy it.



Written by Anna Brones

April 8, 2015 at 09:29

New York Times Love

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Made my week.

Full recipe here.

Written by Anna Brones

December 23, 2011 at 12:12

Sunday Inspiration

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Curled up on the couch with coffee, scones, and the New York Times. Hours spent perusing this season’s Times Style Magazine, looking for design inspiration and getting caught up in stylized photo shoots. Blissful Sunday.

Written by Anna Brones

February 27, 2011 at 15:08

Bill Cunningham: New York

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One of my favorite parts about Sundays.

Written by Anna Brones

February 10, 2011 at 23:27

Matt Gross wraps up his European Grand Tour

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It’s hard not to be jealous of the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross. This summer he had 13 weeks to travel around Europe on a budget of 100 euros a day for his Grand Tour series. Although in places like Paris 100 euros may not seem like a lot, I personally wouldn’t complain about having 13 weeks of travel fully-funded (and he got to write about it!). In any event, after his summer adventure, Gross has come up with some conclusions which I thought were worth posting as they are good travel tips, some of them applicable no matter what the destination:

  • Think like a local
  • Make yourself useful
  • Go beyond the Eurail Pass
  • Rely on the kindness of strangers
  • Generosity trumps frugality
  • Redefine “Europe”

Read the whole Grand Tour wrap-up here.

Written by Anna Brones

September 9, 2008 at 08:50