The Skellefteå Food Festival is northern Sweden biggest culinary attraction that yearly attracts between 60 and 70,000 visitors. It takes place at the end of August in the city of Skellefteå where, for four intense days, guests can celebrate the end of summer by enjoying lots of gastronomic experiences suitable for all ages and many different folk performances.

Umeå Taste Festival was celebrated for the first time in 2014 as the city was designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2014. A variety of street food, merchants, as well as local and regional producers all contribute to make the event a celebration of the food culture.

‘Taste of Stockholm’ is a five-day-long food festival that gathers some of the most renowned producers, chefs and restaurants from all over the country to the centre of the Swedish Capital City. Pop-up restaurants, seminars, street food and food trucks are only some of the activities included in the event’s program, that is undoubtedly a must for gastronomy and cooking lovers as well as those who want to taste the best Swedish delicacies.

A taste of Värmland is the festival which shows and celebrates the local food of Värmland. It takes place in Mariebergsskogen, the city park of Karlstad, on the 26th and 27th of September 2015. It is a tradition since 2011 and 16 000 visitors are expected at the festival this year.

The Harvest Festival takes place on the peninsula of Värmlandsnäs in the middle of Lake Vänern. It’s a weekend that celebrates food and crafts traditions of the Swedish countryside. Welcome to an amazing weekend!

Each year, Sweden’s most popular autumn festival, Öland’s Harvest Festival (Ölands Skördefest) attracts thousands of visitors. The festival is for those wanting to be part of the revival of the ancient Michaelmas tradition and enjoy its large feasts. It brings a vibrancy to Öland Island and celebrations are held across the Island, from the Long Erik lighthouse on the Island’s northern tip to the Long Jan lighthouse on the southern tip.

You are welcome to celebrate two days with the taste and sounds of Thailand and Sweden at the Thai Culture & Local Food Market!

The raggmunk pancakes, a potato pancake for winter, cannot be made using new potatoes, since potatoes that are harvested in early summer don’t contain enough starch to hold the pancake together. The more crispy and buttery the pancake is around the edges, the better it tastes. The trick is not to spread the batter too thickly. And if you mix a little diced onion into the recipe, this Swedish potato pancake can also be called ‘French’.

Swedish meatballs, or ‘köttbullar’, must be prepared, above all, with love. There are many different favourite recipes. Some people feel there should be grated onion in the meatball mixture itself, while others prefer to dice the onion and fry it separately. Some people feel that their meatballs should be served with thick brown gravy, while others prefer it with a thin meat juice. As part of a smorgasbord buffet, it is better to skip the gravy altogether.

Kanelbullar or cinnamon buns are a classic at Swedish coffee parties. During the golden age of home baking, such parties turned into orgies of sweet yeast breads, small cookies, cookies with fillings, pastries and cakes. This tradition lives on in Sweden. If you are invited to someone’s home for coffee, you always get a cinnamon bun, a cookie or a piece of cake with it. And at cafés, dainty little cookies continue to compete with all those supersized American muffins.