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Swedish Midsommar 101

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It’s summer solstice this week, which means it’s high time for Swedish midsommar, the best of holidays. Why? Because it’s a classic Swedish tradition that celebrates the longest day of the year, with food and drink at the center. In other words, an event to celebrate the sun. Put good food, a few glasses of aquavit and a table of friends together and you have yourself a party. Read the rest of this entry »

Glad Midsommar!

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Pickled herring, potatoes with dill, chocolate cake with strawberries… I love Midsummer, even when I’m not in Sweden to celebrate. The official kickoff to summer.

Want to throw your own solstice celebration Swedish style? Here’s the ultimate guide to what food and drink you need to make it all come together. Hint: it includes good tips for locally distilled Aquavit, recipe for a delicious mustard dill sauce and a little background on just why you should celebrate.

Glad midsommar!

Written by Anna Brones

June 24, 2011 at 08:02