Saturday, November 27

Sweden, a mushroom-loving culture | Swedish language blog

Mushroom lover

Photo: C. Bowen, Mushrooms collected from Minnesota

Do you live in a mycophilic or mycophobic culture? These adjectives of Greek origin mean either mushroom lovers or, in the latter, fearful of mushrooms. Hunting for wild mushrooms is common in the Nordic, Slavic, and Baltic countries, but it is not a tradition that has taken root in American immigrant culture. Young Swedes grow up learning to safely identify at least one type of wild mushroom without fail: the chanterelle, and probably a couple more. “But how do you know that they are safe to eat? Are you not afraid to choose something poisonous? says the American, frowning.

Growing up in a mycophilic country has kept me from flexing a part of my Swedish, until now! I officially started looking for food and am happy to report that it went well. So good, that I have a lot of mushrooms to process. Dry them, how do I cook them? I googled again Swedish Resources for Learning to Cook Wild Mushrooms, because, well, Swedes excel in this category too.

The average Swede knows how to identify, harvest and cook chanterelles (chanterelles). As the weather cools and the fall rains begin, people grab a bucket, put on their rubber boots, and flock to their favorite wooded spot for a drink. smushroom picking (mushroom picking). But beware – asking a mushroom picker (a mushroom picker) about them chanterelle place (chanterelle stain) can be tricky business. Most Swedes consider this a secret (a secret)!

The Swedish verb to pick up, to pick, is conjugated like this:

choose → chosen → I have chosen
choose → chosen → I have chosen

Have you picked mushrooms before?
Have you picked mushrooms before?

Swedish students often confuse the noun a fungus → fungus as the general word for “mushroom”. In fact, this noun of French origin refers to the commonly store-bought white button mushroom. Although there is also a wild mushroom called mushroom, a fungus → fungus should be your general term for “mushroom” in Swedish.

Matsvampar translates directly to “edible mushrooms,” essentially mushrooms you can eat! Although the rope typical take all the swedish matsvamp glory, there are many, many more matsvampar To discover! Karljohanssvamp (wild porcini) and funnel chanterelles (yellow foot or funnel chanterelle) are equally beloved and easy to identify.

I follow the wonderful educator, gatherer and cook She Nikishkova in his account Elles utemat (Elle’s cookout). She constantly seeks out and organizes workshops in which participants prepare cookouts for a home (open fire). She is a guest on TV4’s Nyhetsmorgon from time to time, promoting all the fantastic (fantastic) mushrooms that you can eat beyond the rope. Watch Elle give these TV presenters a sponge quiz! I was impressed with how well they did it!

Once again, visit Elle’s Instagram or website by amazing cook outdoors (outdoor kitchen) in Swedish.

On my last deep mushroom dive, I found a great resource for Swedes looking for mushrooms. Coincidentally, most of the matsvampar It can also be found in Europe and North America, including Minnesota! Below I have shared photos of some of the edible mushrooms that I have collected this season, including the Swedish and English names. DO NOT use my photos and amateur mushroom identification as fact. Always consult a mushroom expert or guide with information on your region before consuming anything you choose, Ok? Support!

More experts advise to always cook wild mushrooms before eating them. So in an attempt to do these ingredients justice, I’ve been collecting recipes! All of the following dishes were found in ICA website. Cooking and baking with Swedish recipes is excellent language practice.

To learn more about Swedish food traditions, check out The Swedish Kitchen blog series I wrote: Grillfest, Frukost, and Cozy Friday.

Are you feeling inspired? Are you already looking for food? Let me know in the comments below!

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