Margareta Schildt Landgren
Margareta is a food journalist living in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. She is a freelance food writer, author and filmmaker who has written over 20 cookery books.
Margareta advised on the setting up of SwedishFood.com and contributes articles and recipes from time to time.
New Nordic Kitchen
The Swedish edition of "New Nordic Kitchen: Nature, flavours and philosophy" was awarded the prize for the best cookery book about Nordic food in 2015 by Svenska Måltidsakademiens Biblioteksstiftelse (The Library of the Academy for Swedish Cuisine). Unfortunately the English version is currently out of print, but copies are still available in Swedish.
Notes from a Swedish Kitchen
In 2012 Margareta wrote Notes from a Swedish Kitchen for the British market, but it was such a runaway success that it has been translated into five languages, including Swedish. You can order your own copy click on one of the links below:
Margareta's latest book in English, published in 2014, is Simply Swedish, flavours for every season. It contains 48 recipes, all of which include beautiful photographs of the finished dishes.
It is a book that anyone who likes Swedish food will enjoy reading with lots of mouthwatering dishes such as reindeer carpaccio with Gotland truffles and, as shown above, cloudberry sill. Of course, most of us can't buy cloudberries or Gotland truffles, but it's still fun to read to read about them and see the photos.
The publisher, Kakao Förlag, have kindly agreed to allow us to reproduce three of the recipes from Simply Swedish. Naturally we have chosen recipes that use more readily available ingredients. Our first choice was chocolate kringles with nuts as it uses ingredients that can be obtain anywhere in the world, and yet the kringles look so Swedelicious!
Our final choice was Sambucus, a warm elderflower based drink for Advent and Christmas. It is not as well known as glögg but that is part of the charm of the book; it tempts readers to try new dishes whilst still exploring Swedish food.
Simply Swedish is not on general sale outside of Sweden as it is mainly aimed at tourists visiting Sweden and Swedish companies who want to send gifts to business partners abroad, but you might occasionally find a copy for sale online.
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