Food foraging: Sweden’s secret culinary treasure

Food foraging: Sweden’s secret culinary treasure

September 4, 2019 0 By Nordic House

Sweden has a secret culinary treasure: food foraging.

Enjoying the fruits of the harvest is synonymous with autumn. All those delicious apples, squashes, gourds, and lots more really come into their own.

But there’s a whole other side to nature’s bounty, one that isn’t planted and cultivated in the same way. Something a little wilder…

Free to forage

The Swedes, and indeed most Scandinavians, are very used to foraging in forests, fields and coastlines for delicious morsels to take home and enjoy.

In fact, Swedish law protects this time-honoured tradition as a right of Swedish heritage. “Allemansrätten”, or “all men’s right”, allows you to pick wild fruits and mushrooms from any wood, meadow or field.

Field to table

For inspiration on food foraging –  what to forage and what to do with it – download your free copy of our Autumn Life & Style magazine.

Our seasonal digital magazine is the perfect treat for an afternoon with a cuppa and a blanket. Not to mention some foraged berries or nettle tea!