Saturday 18 April 2015

Blogging from A to Z in April - The Letter P - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Saturday 18th April 2015 - The Letter P.

P is for POTATIS = (Swedish for 'potatoes')


We eat a lot of potatoes in Sweden. It is hard to think what it must have been like here before this root-fruit was introduced. (We ate more cabbage.)  But potatoes were grown in Sweden even before Jonas Alströmer (1685-1761) was born. Alströmer is often attributed to being the one who first introduced the potato to Sweden.

Jonas Alströmer (1685-1761)

Potato chips

Mashed potatoes

And of course, Janssons frestelse (Jansson's Temptation) is a potato and anchovy-casserole that is not to be missed:

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Janssons frestelse, right out of the oven

Would you like to read my recipe for Janssons frestelse ('Jansson's Temptation')? Please click here.

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