December 13 marks a very special day in the Swedish advent calendar. It’s the day everyone gathers to celebrate the wonderful tradition of Lucia. Named after the martyr saint Lucia, the celebration marks the shortest day of the year in the advent season. A little different to the hot summer nights of the Southern Hemisphere – where we tend to be outdoors enjoying the weather – in Sweden, the long dark winter nights are the perfect time for getting family and friends together at home.
Due to the long, dark days, this tradition is about celebrating light, warmth and togetherness, with candles playing a large part. Children decorate a crown of candles and offer coffee, Lussebullar (Saffron Buns) and Pepparkakor (Swedish Gingerbread) to those watching. Everyone gathers around to enjoy this special moment together – the perfect way to bring light and warmth into the home.
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When it comes to heart-warming food, hemlagat (Swedish for ‘home made’) is always best. And with many of us at home more these days due to the many challenges this year’s has served up, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace more home cooking and enjoy the delicious results!
As always at kikki.K, whenever we want to learn more about something, we ask the experts in that field – which is why we’ve collated some wonderful tips and resources on everyday cooking from some of our favourite foodies and chefs from all over the world – Lisa Lemke, Dan Churchill, Deliciously Ella, Dr Megan Rossi and Jasmine Hemsley – for you to devour below.
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