Escape Central London, skyscrapers and busy streets and step into a Swedish forest… Smaka (meaning to taste in Swedish) is a Scandi-influenced all day restaurant and bar in Aldgate East, serving up a healthy breakfast and lunch as well as home cured salmon and the classic Swedish meatballs in the evening.
The official Cinnamon Bun Day is fast approaching and we thought we’d share where you can get hold of your sticky and oh’so delicious treats in London! We will be celebrating the cinnamon roll on Tuesday 4th of October, so make sure you check out our top ten list of delicious cinnamon buns in London.
Ole Hansen-Lydersen, also known as the Norwegian salmon smoker is never short of ideas. So when the Norwegian Seafood Council were looking for ways to bring the Norwegian cod ‘Skrei’ to the UK Ole transformed the tranquil cobbled street in London where his smoke house is situated, into a Norwegian fisherman’s shack.
The Scandinavian Fastelavn (shrovetide) is a tradition resembling the European carnival, where the kids dress up, have traditional party games and eat Lent buns, known as ‘Fastelavnsboller’ or ‘Semlor’ in Scandinavia.
Hansen & Lydersen is a traditional Norwegian Smokehouse in London, producing luxury, handcrafted, sustainable smoked salmon. The salmon is salted and traditionally hung and slowly cold-smoked in the brick kiln of their Stoke Newington smokehouses. Through images you are herby invited into the craft process…
The Swedish bakery, Bageriet London in Rose Street Covent Garden was our destination today, as Little A has an inset day and is off school. “It’s like hanging out in someone’s kitchen!” Little A exclaimed. And it really is; Panelled whitewashed walls, wood floor, shelves filled with sweet treats, two kitchen tables and soft wool cushioned seating, the smell of fresh coffee and cardamom whilst listening to classic music on the radio.