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How to make Swedish mulled wine
Swedish mulled wine served the traditional way. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

How to make Swedish mulled wine

Come colder days, Swedes rely on one drink in particular to warm them up again: glögg. The beverage has been a Christmas tradition in Sweden since the 1890s. The shops are already packed with the stuff, but why not make your own? John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local. READ  

Umeå museum rewrites Swedish history
The Women's History Museum is part of Umeå's new cultural centre (white building). Photo: Karl Jóhannesson/Flickr

Umeå museum rewrites Swedish history

Sweden's first women's history museum opens in Umeå this weekend. Deviating from traditional history, it aims to raise questions about sex, power, and identity. But can the concept pull more female - and male - visitors to the region? The Local asked director Maria Perstedt. READ  

1.6 million Swedes are reeled in by fishing
Photo: Lief R Jansson/TT

1.6 million Swedes are reeled in by fishing

Fishing is one of Sweden's most popular hobbies in 2014, according to 'surprise' new figures released by Statistics Sweden. READ  

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'Wild' expats wanted for Nordic TV series
A frozen river in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

'Wild' expats wanted for Nordic TV series

People who have moved from the UK to remote corners of Scandinavia are set to appear in a new television series being filmed in 2015. READ  

The Local List
Five unique backpacker hostels in Stockholm
A room in Stockholm's Långholmen prison. Photo: Långholmen prison

Five unique backpacker hostels in Stockholm

From prisons and boats to renovated jumbo jets, Stockholm has some unusual backpacker joints. The Local's Oliver Gee - himself a seasoned traveller - spent a night at five of the top rated locations on review sites, to see if the hostels in his adopted home city lived up to the hype. READ  

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Introducing... Family life in Stockholm
Moving to Stockholm? It's a good move for the entire family. Photo: Imagebank Sweden

Introducing... Family life in Stockholm

Moving your entire life abroad can be complicated. It can be even more complicated when you’ve got your family in tow. Luckily, in Swede it’s pretty easy. READ  

Swedish start-ups
Hunger Games success suits Swedish company
Donald Sutherland wears Swedish suits in The Hunger Games. Photo: Matt Sayles/TT

Hunger Games success suits Swedish company

A Swedish suit company says its sales have increased fivefold since it revealed it had made some of the costumes featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. READ  

Opinion
'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'
Canadian expat Mitchell Rearden. Photo: Private

'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'

Living in Sweden offers nature, culture and the chance to live in a highly efficient society. But Swedish shyness, unstable housing and employment issues are forcing people to move home, says 29-year-old Canadian Mitchell Rearden. READ  

My Swedish Career
French foodie bakes new Sweden pastry trend
Sophie Maillard exposes Sweden to the French canelé. Photo: sophiescanele.se

French foodie bakes new Sweden pastry trend

Forget traditional Swedish cinnamon buns or last year's trend for US-style cupcakes. For this week's My Swedish career we meet Sophie Maillard, a French entrepreneur who is cooking up a market for the French pastry canelé in Stockholm. READ  

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece
David Titlow's winning photo of a Swedish midsummer party. Photo: David Titlow

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece

British fashion photographer David Titlow won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize this week for a shot taken at a midsummer party in Sweden, a country he tells The Local is "crazy" but close to his heart. READ  

Entertainment
Irish woman thunders into Swedish rock band
Clare Cunningham from Ireland now fronts a Swedish rock band. Photo: Thundermother

Irish woman thunders into Swedish rock band

A singer from Ireland has been sharing how she got headhunted by Swedish girl rock band Thundermother and is now aiming for European success with the group. READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden: November 13th to 20th
The Christmas Market's in Gothenburg's Liseberg. Photo: TT

What's On in Sweden: November 13th to 20th

Stuck for something to do this week? Never fear - The Local is here to offer you suggestions from all over Sweden - from sipping hot wine at the first Christmas markets to Sami Heritage jazz. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make your own Swedish pea soup
The traditional Swedish pea soup. Photo: Irina/Flickr

How to make your own Swedish pea soup

Did you know Thursday is traditionally pea soup and pancake day in Sweden? The soup has been part of the Swedish cuisine since the Middle Ages is a favourite with the Swedish military. Here's The Local’s favourite yellow pea soup recipe. READ  

Food
How to make your own chocolate kladdkaka
Photo: Jurek Holzer/TT

How to make your own chocolate kladdkaka

A nation obsessed with cakes in all its forms, Sweden is particularly fond of kladdkaka – a gooey chocolate cake which is celebrated annually on November 7th. Why not make your own by following one of The Local’s favourite recipes? READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden: November 7th - 14th
Lisa Miskovsky will be performing in Umeå this week. Photo: TT

What's On in Sweden: November 7th - 14th

Stockholm's embracing the silver screen, Umeå's swaying to Swedish Rock music and Malmö's in a spin this week. READ  

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