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How to make Karin's delicious Midsummer cake
Karin's cake. Photo: swedishfood.com

"We are very tolerant of other cultures except when it comes to strawberries."

In pictures: Eight stunning Swedish seaside locations
Summer views like this one from Stockholm are certain to inspire. Photo: Henrik Nero

There's nothing quite like being beside the water when the Swedish summer arrives. With that in mind, Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg picks out eight of her favourite places by the sea.

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How to make refreshing Swedish elderflower cordial
Photo: SwedishFood.com

It's going to heat up again next week in Sweden. Prepare for the sunny weather with food writer John Duxbury's recipe for deliciously cooling cordial.

Swedish restaurant named among world's best
It'll take a while to get there, but experts think it's worth the journey. Photo: Robert Henriksson/TT

It may be billed as one of the most isolated restaurants in the world, but this Swedish establishment has wowed food experts once more.

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How to make superb Swedish asparagus soup
Asparagus soup with crème fraîche. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Easy to prepare and simple to store, this Swedish recipe for asparagus soup is well worth trying this weekend.

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Seven reasons Gothenburg is way cooler than Stockholm
Gothenburg: cooler than you think. Photo: Beatrice Törnros/Göteborg & Co

Seen enough of Stockholm? Give Gothenburg's mixture of seafood restaurants, bustling bars and local coffee houses a go.

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Three super bizarre but totally Swedish recipes
Great recipes for a Swedish dinner. Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Put together the perfect Swedish dinner using these top-three regional delicacies from all corners of Sweden.

Why this Swedish restaurant is launching a dog menu
Forget ice cream, hungry Swedish dogs can now drink beefy beer. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

A Gothenburg eatery has unveiled a menu specially designed for dogs in an effort to attract new customers.

Royal baptism day for Sweden's Prince Oscar
Prince Oscar with Archbishop Antje Jackelén. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

UPDATED: Royalty, dignitaries and other esteemed figures took to Stockholm's Royal Chapel for the ceremony.

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Fend off the bad weather with a Swedish beetroot salad
Beetroot salad with cumin and feta. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Rain, rain, go away.

Homes
Slow design: How Nordic style can make your life better

The world has long been hungry for Nordic lifestyle, with its love of design, nature, and light. But this is about much more than painting your floorboards white or throwing a sheepskin on a chair – it’s a mindset that informs everyday life.

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Ten reasons why Varberg is the best place in Sweden
The Local shows some love for Varberg. Photo: Mikael Pilstrand/MarknadVarberg

Forget Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, it looks like seaside town Varberg is Sweden's place to be.

Why fewer Swedes are using condoms in 2016
Photo: Robert Henriksson / SvD / TT

Younger Swedes are better at protecting themselves than their older compatriots.

Interview
'Fika is a coffee break, with emphasis on break'
All pictures from the documentary 'Fika: to have coffee'. Photo: Fabian Schmid

The Local speaks to Zürich-based budding filmmaker Fabian Schmid about why he decided to travel to Sweden to shoot a documentary about the unique Nordic 'fika' concept.

The Local Recipes
Swedish summer strawberries with elderflower parfait
Elderflower parfait with strawberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe.

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