The best time to visit Sweden, the pretty country way up north, is May – September. Before and after, the weather will bring you down. Actually April can be nice too – CAN be nice….Anyway, if there’s something the Swedes are good at, no matter what time of year, it’s cooking. Most of us are actually quite fantastic in a kitchen, and the many excellent restaurants in the bigger cities makes me want to weep from joy.
My former colleague (Boohoo for former) Jenny Olsson and photographer Peter Cordén (all the pictures, except for the last one, are by him) have just compiled a magnificent golf cookbook, that will arrive in Swedish bookstores in May 2015. Jenny has given me the permission to put out this little teaser, so all my Swedish golf crazed friends know what they can look forward to! Fabulous recipes, five star chefs, golf course introductions and anecdotes by some of Sweden’s most successful tour professionals and other celebrity profiles, fill this pretty coffee table book, and for all you golf/food/good-life lovers out there, this is a must-have! But no, the recipes are not about various ways to cook a golf ball or club.
The book is packed with pretty pictures of some of Sweden’s most beautiful golf courses. The photo above is taken at Åtvidabergs golf course.
A few of the lovely dishes that are presented in the book. Left: broiled tuna with naiad salmon and shrimp, by Martin Dahlgren, chef at Norraby Krog, Tranås Golf club. Right: mushroom carpaccio with aged cheese and hazelnuts, by chefs Jens & Filip Kronsjö and Mikael Jönsson at Maderiet, Bokskogens Golf club.
Tranås Golf Club. Simply stunning!
More delicious foods 🙂 Left: Fish & Chips from Skåne (the southernmost part of the country). Right: glazed leg of duck with roasted carrot, cauliflower purée, glazed onion and plums, by chef Jimmy Brorsson at Falsterbo Golf club. YUM!
Sweden might have a rough climate, but boy is it a beautiful country! Lots of green nature everywhere. This is the golf course at Hills Golf & Sports Club.
And finally a photo from Karlstad Golf Club. Now, remember that this is just a teaser, and when the book is out and about, I will write a little update. Here is a link for my Swedish friends who want to know a little more: Press_Golfilicious
Spring has arrived to our lovely Mallorca and flowers are sprouting all over the place. It’s at least as beautiful as Sweden, plus it’s WARM. Hasta luego!