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Why southern Swedes will feast on goose blood this week

What the duck is Mårtensgås? Photo: AP Photo/dpa,Matthias Bein

Published: 10.Nov.2016 12:05 hrs

Despite being a fading celebration, this week some southern Swedes will still keep the tradition of Mårtensafton alive by gathering the family to eat goose and goose blood soup.

WHAT did you say they will eat?

A traditional Mårtensafton supper consists of three courses: goose blood soup (called svartsoppa, black soup) as a starter, roast goose as a main course and Scanian apple cake as dessert – a menu invented by a Stockholm restaurateur in the 1850s.

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