Julbock Survives!!

The famous Gävle goat from Gävle, Sweden has survived to Christmas eve.  The tradition in Sweden has been to erect a Christmas goat and the corresponding tradition for the youth of Gävle has been to light it on fire before Christmas eve (when Swedes celebrate...
Girls, avoid surströmming!

Girls, avoid surströmming!

Young women and girls should stay away from herring, the Swedish National Food Agency has warned, as both the fermented and fresh varieties can harm fetuses and infants. Fermented herring, known to the Swedes as surströmming, is a Swedish specialty. It’s loved...