Rachel Khoo

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September 5th, 2019

Recipe: Wallenbergare Burger from My Swedish Kitchen

Thanks to the winning combo of veal mince, cream and eggs, this burger patty is worlds apart from the dry, rubbery kinds you might have eaten in your youth. The wallenbergare is rich and creamy, not a bad burger to have your name attached to (it’s named after the [...]

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August 28th, 2019

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Waffles

My first Swedish waffle experience was at Skansen – a small, traditional zoo in Stockholm. Working my way through the food market, I could see lots of hungry zoo-goers cradling portions of waffles with a mountain of cream and jam. I knew I had to try one and, of course, I [...]

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January 30th, 2019

Take a listen to ‘Keep it Quirky’ podcast

If you’re a lover of podcasts like me, then you may have stumbled across Katie Quinn’s upbeat, unconventional and fun show, Keep it Quirky On her popular podcast, Katie talks to creatives and entrepreneurs about food and travel, and what inspires and motivates [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Quick turkey and lingonberry stew

An easy stew that can be on the table in half an hour is always a good recipe to know. Lingonberries, like cranberries, go extremely well with turkey. The turkey breast can be substituted with chicken, if you like. And if you want to use leftover roast turkey or chicken, [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Venison ‘saltimbocca’

Hunting is a huge part of Swedish culture, so game meats are an important part of Swedish cooking. I have some friends who grew up in remote areas where eating game was an everyday occurrence, while a roast chicken was for special occasions. It makes sense when you live in [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Pear and gingerbread pie

There’s a long history of pepparkakor (gingersnap or gingerbread) in Sweden. It made its way from Germany in the 15th century and stood the test of time partly because it keeps so well. Traditionally honey was used to sweeten the cake, but I’ve replaced it with treacle, [...]

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December 5th, 2018

Recipe: Jansson’s temptation

This traditional Swedish potato casserole is a must on every Christmas table, although frankly I’m fond of it at any other time of the year too. Paired with a crisp green salad to balance out the creaminess, it’s a comforting meal. Encouraging plenty of the crispy charred [...]

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November 24th, 2018

Recipe: White Chocolate and Berry Coconut Mountains

Sometimes a recipe disaster can bring something even more delicious. Traditionally these mountains are packed with just coconut, but after burning half my coconut while toasting, I decided to improvise with sesame seeds and ground almonds. The result adds the perfect nuttiness and is a great balance to the tart berries on top.

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October 22nd, 2018

Recipe: Swedish Pancakes

Ubiquitous in Sweden, pancakes come in many different forms, thicknesses and sizes. In essence, you just need some flour, eggs, milk, a good pinch of salt and a generous amount of butter to fry them in. These are between American pancakes and French crêpes in size, but with [...]

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October 15th, 2018

Recipe: Falafels Swedish-Style with Red Cabbage and Dill

I found out there’s a bit of a falafel restaurant scene in Malmö, the biggest southern city in Sweden. It’s hardly a surprise when you think about it, given the deep national love for meatballs (as well as their beany counterparts). You could fry these as you would [...]

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