Here’s a Taste of Sweden, Courtesy of Rachel Khoo’s 6th Cookbook

Rachel Khoo’s Instagram caption describes her as a “creative solution seeker with a penchant for butter”. But truthfully, she’s much, much more than that. A multi-talented foodie (if there ever was one), she’s an esteemed TV producer, presenter, podcast broadcaster, food writer, best-selling cookbook author (with six books under her belt), and a global sensation (sporting a viral Instagram account).

Most recently we’ve taken a liking to her sixth cookbook, The Little Swedish Kitchen, which provides an ideal introduction to Swedish cooking (which Khoo describes as a “must-try cuisine” that is much more than the tried and true meatballs and cinnamon buns).

According to Wikipedia, Swedish cuisine could be described as centered around cultured dairy products, crisp and soft (often sugared) breads, berries and stone fruits, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, eggs, and seafood. Khoo’s balanced approach to cooking means she often samples the best-loved ingredients and curates the perfect meal. Her book includes over 100 recipes, with dishes such as Poached Chicken with Quick Pickled Strawberry Salad; Peas Potatoes and Chicken in a Pot; Midsummer Meringue Crowns; and Plum Tosca Cake.

A British cook through and through, Khoo spent much of her formative years in England but has traveled the world, perfecting her approach to dining. The Little Swedish Kitchen is in fact based on her experiences in Sweden, having moved there back in 2016.