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Semlan, fettisdagsbullen

fastlagsbulle or, also called “hetvägg” used to have its own debut – last day before the beginning of Lent – in Sweden in earlier years. We were surprised at a recent trip to Stockholm to find that almost every baker … Continue reading

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Nordic Explorers

Explorers and adventurers will be featured at the 12th annual Nordic Spirit Symposium Feb.11 -12 at California Lutheran University. Read more, at Nordstjernan.

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Swedes may be forced to register as Norwegians

Approximately 28,000 Swedish border commuters might be forced into becoming Norwegians. This after the introduction of new, stricter rules. According to the new rules, those Swedes who live and work in Norway more than 183 days in a year must … Continue reading

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Allsvenskan Notebook

Elfsborg lands player from English Premier League and also released three of its players to play for Norrköping… Allsvenskan Notebook

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Ålagillen and äggakaka now also wine!

Wine from Skåne? Yes!Would you like a glass of “Skåne” / Scanian wine? “Absolutely!” Oz Clarke, the British wine expert, exclaims euphorically after a visit to Europe’s northernmost wine district. After having tried some 30 wines, he wrote the following: … Continue reading

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A Swedish owned California winery with a truly ‘Nobel’ story

A recent success of one of the San Francisco Swedish American Chamber of Commerce’s members caught the eye of the world this December: The Nobel Committee’s wine panel selected California’s Sonoma-based West Wines’ West Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 as the … Continue reading

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‘Medelsvensson’ – The Swedish Average Joe

The state of ‘Medelsvensson’ – Medelsvensson, the Swedish equivalent of Average Joe/Jane, has become a bit overweight, but s/he is better educated than s/he used to be. According to a fresh study from Statistiska Centralbyrån (Swedish Statistics), among the Swedish … Continue reading

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