Friday, November 25, 2005


Swedish Traditions I think I'll Pass On
1) Finlandskryssning
2) Surströmming
3) Lutfisk

Been there, done that
1) Julmust (not really what you want when you are expecting a refreshing gulp of Coca Cola)
2) Kalles kaviar (fish eggs in a tube? come on now...)

Been there, found delightful
1) Lucia (okay, but doesn't it bother anyone else, at least a little, that there is an OPEN FLAME on the poor girl's head?)
2) Knäckebröd
3) Glögg
4) Lingonsylt

Still haven't been there, but hoping to someday
1) Midsommar (my friends back home keep thwarting my plans to do so, by planning inconvenient things like weddings during that weekend)
2) A Swedish sommarstuga


Blogger fenix said...

Äh kom igen - det finns faktiskt "lutefisk" i Amerrkat också... och där äter de det mycket oftare än vi gör!
Vi har bildbevis. :)

(Lutfisk är btw extrem-gross)

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Haddock said...

Bara i USA (Seattle) har jag sett bumperstickers som hyllar lutfisk.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Curiosa said...

Yes, well, Haddock perhaps you are right. Although in Seattle, I think the problem would be the Norweigian Americans (living in Ballard) who think they are more Norweigian than the Norweigians themselves.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Två som försvann i din lista:

1) Snus
2) Svensk grisfest på Mallorca

3:26 PM  
Anonymous Erik said...

Surströmming really is an experience, and you'd remember it for a long time. :-)

5:27 PM  
Blogger fenix said...

Hehehe, inte bara i Seattle isåfall. I Minnesota hälsade alla på samma sätt, "Oh you are from Sweden? Well I'm Norwegian!" :) Och de hade lutefisk supper varje månad. (urk)

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Kareem Abdul Jabbar said...

Okay, du kan härmed betrakta dig som inbjuden till ett traditionellt midsommarfirande med tillhörande sång och dans samt alldeles för många snapsar. Check!

Till råga på allt kommer ovan nämnda tillställning att gå av stapeln i en svensk sommarstuga. Check!

För övrigt så beundrar jag din vackra frisyr. Är den modern i Sverige nu för tiden?

9:10 PM  
Blogger Jaenelle said...

Surströmming isn't really that bad. You'd be suprised. Just eat it outside so that the smell can spread out. And make sure to watch someone who knows what they're doing when you eat it. Otherwise you'd end up like the girl next to me when we had our Surströmming party. She just ate the whole fish instead of just scraping out the meat.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Swedish Girl said...

Aha! See, the first headline can be a bit confusing, depending on where you put the stress... on "pass" or "on"...

I thought you wanted to pass ON lutfisk and finlandskryssningar, as in tell the world about them.

Not PASS on them.

So obviously decided (quite unfairly) that you must be mad as an otter.

Oh all right, I'll shut up now.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Curiosa said...

swedish girl, i thought that the headline "pass on" was pretty "självklart." who in their right mind would want to recommend the tradition of surströmming?


1:25 PM  
Anonymous joacim said...


you are lost if you don´t try. the secret is to open the stinking can under the water.

surströmingsklämma is the best.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Ullis72 said...

Som "utlandssvensk" så håller jag med om listan. Saknar varken lutfisk, surströmming eller Kalles, även om de sist nämda kan inhandlas på IKEA! Medans Knäckebröd, Lingonsylt etc är bara ett måste här i mat öknens land, England! Tack och lov kan även detta inhandlas på Ikea.

1:58 PM  

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