Småland is a province full of culinary experiences. You will find a number of small businesses that through their restaurants, shops and farms, serve, sell and produce specialties from their local area. They are proud of their culinary heritage and set the table to serve their guests. Would you like to taste potato pancake, fried turnip, fillet of pike-perch, pâté of pike, pickled Baltic herring, salmon-pudding, boiled crayfish, rye bread, coarsely-ground smoked sausage, liver pudding, potato sausage, dried salted led of mutton, juniper berry drink, lingo berry jam, farmers twisted bun, beesting pudding and the famous Småland cheese cake? For starters!
Many centuries ago Småland was the some times inaccessible and independent region on the border between Denmark and Sweden. It is a province full with contrast and a varied landscape. You will find both fertile farmlands, as in the coastal regions around the old city of Kalmar, and stony grounds, as on the Highlands east of the lake Vättern. But you will also find the large forests, the vast bogs and the numerous lakes and streams.
The inhabitants of Småland have had to be ingenious to be able to make use of natures own pantry. The ingredients and primary produce that they have fetched in the forests and fields, through cultivation or breeding, hunting or fishing, has left their mark on the culinary traditions in Småland. The old reliable recipes are still and often in use, but there is also a lot of new dishes based on the genuinely produced ingredients from Småland.
You will find our broschure "Småländska Smaker" (Tastes of Småland) at the Tourist Information Offices in Småland and at our members companies. Welcome to the province of Småland, in the southeast of Sweden.
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