The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break, With Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and Other Treats

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"An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika--a twice-daily coffee break--including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom. Sweden is one of the world's top coffee consuming nations, and the social coffee break known as fika is a cultural institution. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika is part of the national identity and a marker of the Swedish ideal of taking time to appreciate life's small joys. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or while at home, and Fika is full of inspiration to elevate these daily coffee breaks. In this adorable and illustrated cookbook, Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall share more than 45 classic recipes from their motherland--from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread--while also examining what fika means to Swedes and how we can all integrate its values into our daily lives."--
Publisher: Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781607745860
Branch Call Number: 641.59485 B7889F 2015
Characteristics: 161 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kindvall, Johanna


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Mar 02, 2018

Part cookbook, part Swedish lifestyle guide.
"Fika" is the social custom of intentionally taking a break to enjoy a coffee (or beverage of choice) and some baked treats. The idea is to mentally decompress from the day to connect with others.

Apr 15, 2015

If I wasn't gluten free, I'd love this book--probably. It is very upbeat & 'bright' in its presentation. It has a lot of information presented well. I just find the recipes difficult to alter for my needs.


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