New Scandinavian Book

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We were recently contacted by Stephen Kling of THGC Publishing in St. Louis, Missouri. He and 42 international authors have recently published a two volume book on the Great Northern War, 1700-1721. Much of this history involves King Charles XII of Sweden, a fascinating if not controversial figure. Charles is recognized as one of the Great Captains of history and was a legend to his Swedish soldiers. He was mysteriously killed in 1718 and his body has been exhumed multiple times to determine the cause of death- a lucky Norwegian bullet or from a Swedish soldier wanting to end the war?

Swedish Church Service in Winter Park

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A Swedish Church Service with a lot of music and singing will be held on April 16 at 4pm in the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, Orlando. The service by the Swedish Church of Florida will be mostly in Swedish and some English. Address 225 South Interlachen Avenue, Winter Park, enter from New England Avenue via Fellowship Hall to the chapel in the First Congregational Church.

Swedish-Scottish Food Event

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Swedish Scottish Food and Live Music Event
at the Highlander Cafe in Crystal River

11 am - 3pm on March 21  

Dare to try Haggis

Nosh on Scottish gastro pub fare
Listen to bagpipers

Sample the world famous Swedish Smorgasbord
prepared by Skandinav i Florida.
Enjoy live Swedish hit music - yes a little bit of ABBA


Saturday Candy - a Swedish delight reserved for Saturdays

Welcome  Välkommen Failte

News from Consulate of Sweden

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We have a great new Swedish consulate in Fort Lauderdale if you need a passport they have the mobile passport station there on September 24 to 26, contact them to make an appointment.
You can also vote in the Swedish national parliament, Riksdagen, election on August 21 to September 5 at the consulate.

Consulate of Sweden Fort Lauderdale
Tower 101
101 NE 3rd Avenue
Suite 17008
Florida 333 01
Phone 954-467-3507

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The Swedish Club of Tampa Bay celebrates midsummer at Pass-a-Grill Beach on Saturday, June 21 3pm - 5pm. Look for the Swedish group at a shelter in the Hurley Park, 1501 Gulf Way, St Pete Beach, FL 33701. Bring your own picnic basket with herring, gravlax and boiled new potatoes!  

Swedeviled Eggs

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These deviled eggs will make any Swede very happy. Perfect for Easter if you want to serve a real taste of Sweden.

SVT World turns 25 and wants to celebrate

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I do not know about you but I get my nostalgia kick by watching Swedish television here in the US. I love to see everything Swedish, such as architecture, nature, design, people and foodie shows of course makes me feel good and connected to my roots. SVT World has an exclusive offer in the US and Canade for their Internet Protocol Television, IPTV, this year as they celebrate 25 years broadcasting Swedish programs abroad. Via a special box provided by SVTs service partner  you can stream programs to your TV up to 48 hours after they were broadcasted in Sweden. The offer includes shows, series and news produced in Sweden.  

Snus - a Swedish Quintessential

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Follow the snus or snoose and you will find the Swedes. This tobacco product made to perfection by generations of Swedes for centuries is still going strong with a big number of users in Sweden. Snus is made of grind tobacco, water and salt. Tobacco from all over the world is blended for different varieties of snus. This product can not be compared with either the US chewing tobacco or snuff as the Swedish snus is spit free and also, just like Swedish coffee, much stronger than its American relatives. First time users often get so dizzy they have to lie down and some have suggested it would even be called Swedish marijuana.

Nobel Banquet Menu 2013

Guinea hen mosaic, carrot variation with Gotland truffle,
and chanterelle duxelle with truffle mayonnaise

Turbot cupola stuffed with Norwegian lobster,
tartelette with lobster on a bed of cream cheese and spinach,
pointed cabbage terrine, lobster sauce and almond potato purée

Chocolate silhouette with nougat and sea buckthorn explosion


Champagne Gaston Chiquet Cuvée Tradition
Brut Premier Cru

Château l’Hospitalet La Reserve Rouge 2011
Coteaux du Languedoc la Clape

Nivole Moscato d’Asti 2012
Michele Chiarlo

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