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Brief notes on Stockholm chow (from SF Board)

Limster | Feb 11, 200206:01 PM

Rochelle McCune asked about my Stockholm weekend up in the SF Board. here's my biref overview. Since I didn't take notes and was led the whole time by two Swedish friends, I wasn't 100% sure I was going. (That's why I didn't post in the first place). *grin*

We ate at a large market/food hall of some sort. Tons of fish etc... being sold there. But also a couple of casual sit down areas served by kitchens and counters. Lots of seafood salads -- plenty of dill and cream and mayo. Great simple delights in the fresh impeccable seafood. I had some wonderful smoked eel which (like everything else) was eaten with a dark rye bread. This also came with lovely moist scrambled eggs. A truly refreshing experience for me. Those in search of adventure should try their fermented herring (I was very tempted, but eel is a personal favorite of mine).

Also chowed at a little cafeteria like spot with good home swedish food -- rye heavy breads, cream sauces, *good* meatballs with lingonberry sauce.

A warm dusky dinner at a neighbourhood place -- large pasta tubes stuffed with reindeer, cooked with cream and lingonberry. Deliciously simple but far from simplistic -- nice notes from the sweet berry exerts an almost music taming influence on the reindeer.

To summarize: look out for seafood and fish salads, smoked fish (esp. eel!) and fermented herring, reindeer and elk, lingonberry and wonderful yellow clusters of cloudberries.

Apologies again -- I don't have details with names and places.

Prices were very moderate US$5-10 for the "cafeteria," about US$20 for the food hall and about US$25ish for the generous dinner

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