Fly to: Stockholm

Snow? In April?!

Well that's Sweden for you.

I was pleastantly surprised with the large variety of Swedish cakes and pastries that exist. I felt no shame in tasting as many of them as I could during a span of three days.

My first night in Sweden my friend and I cooked.

Cooked what?

Well Sedish meatballs of course! Complete with new potatoes, cream sauce and jam. I've never made meatballs before and these were delicious.

One of my favourite things to do when traveling is going grocery shopping. Life is full of simple pleasures isn't it? I love exploring the supermarkets in other countries! I think it's fun walking up and down the aisles to see what is new, interesting and weird.

The Swedish grocery stores were stocked with tubed food: cheeses, sauces, some question marks and...

Caviar! Yep that's right, caviar that comes in a tube.

I tried sneaking a tube of this back on the plane but with only carry-on luggage, I got caught :(

Tried all of these! The cake on the right is a chokladboll, which was very rich and so good.


A cylindrical pastry filled with crushed cookie, butter, cocao and punsch liqueur, covered with green marzipan with the ends dipped in chocolate. This cake is also often referred to as 'vacuum cleaner' in Swedish.


This was my last cake and my favourite. During a goodbye coffee date with my friend, I enjoyed this little beauty just an hour before heading to the airport.

I had been wondering what these cakes were my entire time in Sweden so I decided finally to try one. The base is made of almonds and sugar, it is filled with a butter cream and covered with a thin layer of chocolate.

Yum. I wish we had these at home.

After all the hot chocolate and cakes I had that weekend, I didn't want anything sweet for a few days when I got back to France. I needed a serious recovery from chocolate.