by Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

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A delightful little baking book extolling the virtues of both the coffee break and the sweets that are as much a part of the break as the coffee is. Placing an emphasis on quality, locally-sourced ingredients and baking methods that preserve the ingredients inherent tastiness, this book will not disappoint the baker looking for unique, approachable Swedish recipes.

Sweden is one of the world’s top coffee-consuming nations, and the twice-daily coffee break known as fika is a cherished custom. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika reflects the Swedish ideal of slowing down to appreciate life’s small joys. The authors share nearly fifty classic recipes from their motherland, from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread, giving all of us a taste of this charming and civilised tradition.

156 pages
Published in 2015

About the Author

Anna Brones 

Anna Brones is a Swedish-American freelance writer based in Seattle. She is the editor of the online food magazine Foodie Underground, has been featured in the New York Times, and is a contributor to a variety of publications including BBC, Guardian, Sprudge, Women’s Adventure, GOOD, and PUNCH. She is the author of several books, including Fika and Hello, Bicycle.

Johanna Kindvall

Johanna Kindvall is a Swedish illustrator who divides her time between Brooklyn and Skåne in the south of Sweden. Her work has been featured in various books and magazines. She also writes an  illustrated cooking blog, Kokblog, which was named a Saveur “site we love”.