The famous Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf called Sörmland, an area of beaches, dense forests and lush meadows bordering Stockholm and the Baltic, the “Swedish Garden of Eden”. It’s also where Stockholm’s finest restaurants, as well as our own café FIKA, source many of their ingredients. The food and drink menu served at café FIKA has been put together with the help of Sörmlands Matkluster, a group of local farmers and artisans who distribute their produce through farm shops, bakeries, delis, food festivals and culinary experiences.
Erik Olsson is a food photographer who has worked with some of Sweden’s leading chefs and restaurants. He has published a number of recipe books and actively promotes sharing culinary knowledge with young people via Culinary Craft and the International Society for Gastronomic Sciences and Studies at Pollenzo University in Italy. For café FIKA, he has highlighted the daily work and living environment of the Matkluster farmers and artisans so that your fika will be an opportunity not only to taste delicious food but also to learn more about the people involved in making it.
Erik Olsson’s website: www.eof.se