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Author Series: Smörgåsbord – with Johanna Kindvall


Author Johanna Kindvall joins us in the Nordic Hall to talk about her book Smörgåsbord which offers a savory spin on Swedish baking, pantry, and party cuisine.

This charmingly illustrated cookbook shares the classic breads and savory foods of a Swedish smörgåsbord, all of which can be enjoyed for parties and holidays as well as for snacking and small meals. Swedish native Johanna Kindvall shares traditional and contemporary recipes for dishes such as Flavorful Rye Breads, Elderflower Cured Trout, Fresh Cheese, Swedish Deviled Eggs, Buttery Red Cabbage, pickles, and infused aquavit liqueurs. Not only are the classic Swedish baking, eating, and celebrating traditions detailed, but also the cultural cuisine quirks such as crayfish parties, sandwich cakes, and “food in tubes.”

Johanna’s talk and demo will be followed by a book signing. Books will be for sale at the event. Book sales will benefit programming at the SCC.

Saturday, October 14th at 1pm | free with registration


JOHANNA KINDVALL is a Swedish illustrator who divides her time between a Brooklyn brownstone and her summer cottage in South Sweden. She writes an illustrated food blog, Kokblog, which was named a Saveur “Site We Love.” She is the illustrator and coauthor of Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break.