Friday, April 09, 2010

Sweden - the New Culinary Nation

Eskil Erlandsson, Minister for Agriculture, has a vision about Sweden as the new culinary nation. Long, light spring and summer evenings, diversity of produce with unique taste and modern manufacturing methods, unique nature and talented chefs - that is how Sweden will become the new culinary nation.

Eskil Erlandsson, Minister for Agriculture, has a vision about Sweden as the new culinary nation. Long, light spring and summer evenings, diversity of produce with unique taste and modern manufacturing methods, unique nature and talented chefs - that is how Sweden will become the new culinary nation.

The food industry is Sweden's fourth largest employer. Along with growing tourism, it is of major importance to rural areas. The aim of the vision of Culinary Sweden is to create growth and employment.

Why Sweden will become the new culinary nation: Long, light spring and summer evenings. The long, light spring and summer evenings ensure a special climate where fruit and berries grow slowly and gain in flavour.
 
Unique nature that supplies unique produce. The combination of nature and produce offers an exclusive culinary experience. Shellfish from the west coast are world famous for their flavour; there are mussels and farmed oysters, and of course fresh fish caught every day. Great forests and wildernesses offer not just peace and quiet, but also game: an ingredient that holds a special place in Swedish cuisine.
 
Growing tourism gives Culinary Sweden a chance to develop further.
Culinary experiences form a major part of the visitor’s image of Sweden.
 
A diversity of produce and manufacturing methods. Sweden has a diversity of produce and manufacturing methods, Swedish culinary traditions is blended with inspiration from other countries. Swedish chefs are renowned for their ability to make the best of tradition and innovation.
 
A growing food industry. A growing food industry that is of major importance to entrepreneurial spirit and ventures are a strong contributing factor to a living countryside. This creates a regional food culture and a local identity.
 
Animal health and welfare and organic cultivation. Animal health and welfare are always a primary focus, along with organic cultivation, environmental approaches and sustainable food production in both cultivated and wild landscapes and in the sea. Sweden is also salmonella-free, which promotes consumer security

For more information www.sweden.gov.se/agriculture

 

 

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