If the words Blåbärsjuice, Souvas, Havskräftor and Fika leave you confused rather than hungry, then you are in dire need of some culinary Swedish education (or Sweducation, as we like to think).
Sweden is a country of diverse, unique and incredibly stylish food. This month, Londoners have the chance to learn the delicate but entirely delicious art of Swedish gastronomy, with three days of Try Swedish culinary masterclasses.
Hosted by TV chef Gizzi Erskine and Great British Bake Off 2010 winner Edd Kimber, the masterclasses will focus on cooking, tasting and learning about the Nordic nation’s food and drink heritage. Sweden’s diverse climate produces some unique ingredients, and with Skåne wine, West Coast seafood, and reindeer all on the menu, it looks set to be an intriguing introduction to Swedish gastronomy.
Book yourself a place at one of Gizzi’s masterclasses to create a three course “Compass Menu”. Alongside Gizzi and three experienced Swedish chefs, you will cook and taste the very best of Sweden’s natural larder, with food and drink from three different regions - West Sweden, Skåne and Jämtland Härjedalen.
Or get inspired by the tradition of Fika (the big daddy of coffee breaks, which almost always includes accompanying sweet treats) with Edd Kimber, who joins up with London-based Swedish bakery Fabfrique for a hands-on demonstration of Swedish baking.
To celebrate the Try Swedish campaign, we are giving away two pairs of tickets to Gizzi Erskine’s “Swedish Compass Menu” masterclass on Thursday 21 November at 6pm. To be in with a chance of winning, just enter your name and email address below and click Submit.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ll pick the winners at random and notify them by email after Tuesday 19 November. Terms and conditions below. Good luck!
Try Swedish masterclasses take place between 21-23 November at Aveqia Cooking Studio, 2 St Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD and cost £25 each. For more details and to book yourself a place visit the website, or keep up to date with the campaign via Twitter and Facebook.
Competition terms and conditions: Two people will win a pair of tickets each to the Swedish Compass Menu masterclass on Thursday 21 November at 6pm. The prize is valid for this masterclass only and subject to availability. Prize is not cash refundable. Participants must be 18+. The menu will feature meat, fish and pork, so it not recommended for vegetarians. The menu is not suitable for those with a nut allergy.