fika - The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

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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 worlds top coffee consuming nations, and the twice-daily social coffee break known as fika is a cherished custom. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or at home. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika reflects the Swedish ideal of slowing down to appreciate lifes small joys. In this adorable illustrated cookbook, Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall share nearly fifty classic recipes from their motherland, from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread allowing all of us to enjoy this charming tradition regardless of where we live


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  • 5

    Posted by Sally Stincelli on Oct 30th 2020

    One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with a good book. This book was ideal for that. It’s warm, entertaining, and wow what great recipes I can’t wait to try. Fika is a well worthy tradition. I bought this as a Christmas gift for a friend and will buy it again for another friend and for me.

  • 3
    The Art of Swedish Coffee Break.

    Posted by Jacqueline L Moline on Aug 22nd 2020

    Am enjoying the book so far and had planned to get another one or two; however, the print is small and not very dark. Hard to read for "older" eyes.

  • 5
    Yummy recipes

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 10th 2018

    I already have a bunch of great Swedish baking recipes, but found others in this book for some desserts I've tried but couldn't find a recipe for. I'll use it for sure.