NPR praises husmanskost! Oh Ja!

We already knew nothing beats fried Kroppkakor, now the rest of the world will learn of the dumpling’s special deliciousness. http://www.npr.org/2013/11/13/244600582/new-nordics-cool-but-old-scandinavian-food-holds-its-own

Marin/Marin Additional Dates!!

I saw Marin/Marin last night at the Swedish American Hall in SF. They were amazing. Here are additional dates for Northern California performances! Marin/Marin Tour November 2013 Marin/Marin, Swedish fiddle duo will tour California November 13 – 21, 2013. They...

Lutfisk Pizza (Yep!)

Here is the recipe for award-winning lutefisk pizza. This dish is made with ready to use ingredients. No more soaking your lutefisk in a stream for 7 to 10 days (no waiting, more time to enjoy your lutefisk!). Ingredients: Trader Joe’s raw pizza dough ready to...

Geijer Glögg (say it 5 times fast!)

Met yesterday with Martin Geijer, founder and glögg advocate of Geijer Glögg. This is a delicious and very high quality product. It tastes just like the glögg you remember, but has a clean, crisp quality. It reportedly mixes really well to create other cocktails. I...

Singing Swedes!

Come and enjoy wonderful choral music sung by Swedish women! BCCO Fall Concert Series Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra Gounod’s Messe Solenelle de St. Cecilia Ralph Vaughan WIlliams’ Serenade to Music Saturday, November 16, 2013 8pm Friday, November...

Potatiskorv making at Nordic House

Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco is holding this year’s final cooking class Saturday October 19,2013 at Nordic House in Berkeley. We are making potatiskorv, which is a mild and delicious pork and potato sausage. Despite the common wisdom of not wanting to know what...

O.P. Anderson Aquavit for Sale

Got your attention! You may know that OP Anderson was formerly the standard by which other Aquavits imported into the USA were judged. You may also be aware it is now almost impossible to obtain here in the U.S. However, your friendly editor has arranged with a local...

Amazing Swedish Music and Dancing at Swedish American Hall

Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco, presents…. an evening of Swedish music and dance with MARIN/MARIN Dance and listen to the beautiful Swedish fiddle music of Mikael and Mia Marin Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St San Francisco Tuesday November 12, 2013 7pm $15...

Anno 1790

Just saw a great Swedish period show. It is subtitled in English. This is an intelligent and engaging show. Looking forward to next week. KCSM 10pm Wednesdays.

Family History Exercise

I thought it would be interesting to add a different element to our newsletter. As a bit of background, I am a practicing psychotherapist and I teach and provide clinical case consultation in a small clinical psychology masters program. In the program, I teach a...
Crayfest 2013!

Crayfest 2013!

Crayfest is an urban version of the Swedish kräftskiva (crayfish party). Ours is an urban version, at Nordic House in Berkeley, Ca. We will have Crayfest on Saturday August 24th. Like last year, we will have crayfish, jansson’s temptation, other treats and live...
Swedish Cooking Class in Berkeley at Nordic House

Swedish Cooking Class in Berkeley at Nordic House

On Saturday, June 15th at 1pm, we will have a Swedish Cooking Class at Nordic House in Berkeley. We have another fun menu, and another guest presenter. Our presenter is a Swedish native, from Skåne. She will present two midsummer themed dishes. The first is a siltorta...

Swedish Names

Swedish names generally fall into a few categories. The first is the patronymic – the ‘son, names. There are a couple of interesting points about Swedish names. One is that in Sweden, all the names have two Ss. The first S is a possessive S. Here we would...
Swedish Dance Lessons

Swedish Dance Lessons

Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco offers monthly traditional Swedish dance lessons.  The lessons are on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:15 to 7:15. The cost is $5.  Our dance teachers will be in Sweden, but are returning in September.  (We occasionally  have longer...