Let the French have their cuisine and Alabamans their southern charm. The Swedes have something else— an eye for one delicious world. Stockholm has an enduring style. Swedes fika. They sip more coffee than anyone else in the world, save for the Finns, Norwegians, and Danes. The secret Arctic alcove has spawned so many familiar things, things that don’t muscle in or swing in on a chandelier, but coolly bide and whisper. Here’s an alphabetized, crowdsourced list of Swedish things— things we love, love to hate, grew up with, or quietly let slide.
Ace of Base
Swedish chef on Sesame Street