In Adam Groffman’s article on How to Fika, he talks about various Swedish traditions such as eating certain seafood or starchy potatoes. Another tradition that he talks about is fika, an experience of sort where you drink coffee and eat a pastry. He also states using illustrations that it could be experience multiple times a day and with other people.
- There’s one food everyone thinks of first when trying to figure out what exactly is “Swedish food.” And that’s meatballs.
- But perhaps the strongest culinary tradition in Sweden is the fika.
- It’s the everyday tradition to have coffee and cake each afternoon — something you really have to experience in Sweden because it’s a truly unique experience.
“However, during the midsummer season (celebrated on Midsummer’s Eve every June 24), the popular Swedish meal includes pickled herring, boiled potatoes with fresh dill, sour cream and chives. The celebration involves maypoles, songs and flowers.”