A Swedish Midsummer Feast

I was recently invited to a Swedish Midsummer Feast by the folks at Scan Meatballs. The Midsummer feast was held at Aveqia, a cookery school that I know well! I had the chance to learn some Swedish Midsummer recipes.  Swedish food blogger Steffi Knowles Dellner was our host for the afternoon and she even taught us a traditional Swedish song, well she sang a song and we listened.

Along with a group of other fabulous foodies we made a traditional midsommarbuffé or Midsummer-buffet which included Scan Authentic Swedish Meatballs with lingonberry sauce, a traditional smorgasbord with pickled herrings, as well as a Swedish Midsummer cake. Since I don’t eat pork (the only meat I don’t eat…funny as I’ve even eaten reindeer whilst in Stockholm), I wasn’t able to sample the meatballs however I still enjoyed the other dishes that were part of the feast.

Swedish Feast

Swedish Feast

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Preparing our Apple and Herring Starter

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Potato gratin

Botanical Baker, Urvashi Roe was on my “foodie team” and we made a chickpea & sun dried tomato dip , a beetroot with horseradish dip and an apple and herring starter which was not only gorgeous to look at but delicious to taste.

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Smorgasbord

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Dips, Dips and more dips

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Beautifully presented Apple and Herring Starter

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The Meatballs that I never tasted…

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This potato gratin was DELICIOUS. No words…just a picture!

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A glimpse of the quiche

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Swedish beer

Swedish Cake

Swedish Sponge Cake

We were also treated to some flowers garland making on courtesy of Botanic Events.

Flowers for the garlands

Flowers for the garlands

I had a great afternoon, not only was I able to try a range of food that I wouldn’t normally have tasted in the past but I met some really lovely people in the process.  I have also been inspired to try a new style of dining experience over the summertime with friends. Fun Foodie times!

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Ronke Lawal

Head Foodie at Who's For Dinner
A Food Lover not a Food Fighter.

Falling in love with food more and more each day!

Why do I love food so much?
Food is amazing, it reminds us that we're home or enables us to visit distance places in an instant through our taste buds.
I just love food.

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