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  • Published: 19 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781607745860
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $29.99
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Fika

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.

  • Pub date: 19 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781607745860
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 168
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

About the Author

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a Swedish-American freelance writer and founder of Foodie Underground. She writes about food, bikes and culture, and is the author of four other books including, Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Her books and recipes have been featured in Saveur, The New York Times T Magazine, Eater, Cool Hunting, Food52, Bicycling, and more. Anna’s mother was an artist who was born and raised in Sweden, and introduced Anna to the concept of Lagom.

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