Fika

The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break, with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, andOther Treats

by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika--a twice-daily coffee break--including recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture, and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom.

Sweden is one of the world’s top coffee consuming nations, and the twice-daily social coffee break known as fika is a cherished custom. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or at home. 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. In this adorable illustrated cookbook, Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall share nearly fifty classic recipes from their motherland—from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread—allowing all of us to enjoy this charming tradition regardless of where we live.


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the art of the swedish coffee break, and a recipe for almond tartlets

Terri Peña

4 Stars

My grandfather's parents were born in Norway. While that makes me a third generation American, when I visited my grandparents house some of the old world traditions could still…

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The Art of Fika

Dalyn Weller

4 Stars

‘Fika’ by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall was a great find! I had never heard of the Swedish tradition of a "kaffe" break with baked goods. After reading the 1st chapter I not only discovered this lovely ritual but that it means so much…

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Cute as can be, with equally fab recipes!

Nadia Hassan

5 Stars

In a nutshell: cuter than any cookbook has a right to be, Fika is packed with delicious-sounding recipes for all kinds of traditional Swedish treats. Best feature: the illustrations add another layer of charm…

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Fika is the best

Natalie Wise

5 Stars

I am Swedish, and my family practices a loose version of Fika whenever we can, and we do so with pride. So when I saw this book, with its cute modern-Swedish illustration, I knew I had to get it. I am a baker, too, although gluten-free, so…

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