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  • We're Alex and Marko, the Vagabrothers

  • And this series is about new Nordic cuisine

  • We'll be travelling across three Nordic capitals

  • Exploring the culinary revolution thats turned this region into one of the most dynamic food destinations on earth.

  • Along the way, we'll be meeting locals

  • eating

  • drinking

  • and having a great time.

  • Hope you're hungry.

  • In episode four, we're going from Stockholm to Helsinki

  • Good morning! Good morning!

  • We are in Stockholm and it's a beautiful day in a wonderful city

  • but we need to have some food ,because like any good humans, breakfast is the key to starting your day perfect.

  • So we're going to start off by exploring one of the more traditional aspects of Swedish and Scandinavian culture

  • which is coffee here in Sweden.

  • Coffee break is called "fika" and usually they eat cinnamon rolls with it.

  • This is true, you have. And it's not a normal cinnamon roll from what we've heard.

  • No it is a normal cinnamon roll. Our version in America is different.

  • Okay fine, fine.

  • Its a Swedish cinnamon roll and its not exactly the same as what we're used to back at home,

  • but it supposedly goes great with coffee.

  • and I'm in the mood for caffeine and sweets.

  • So we're going to go into this bakery right here called Brillo and go check it out, learn how to make a cinnamon roll.

  • And then eat it.

  • Lets go

  • Alright guys we are going to go have a quick chat with Hakan Johansson

  • he's actually the winner of the world baking championships so he's like bakery all-star.

  • It's very popular in all of Sweden and also in Norway and Denmark

  • so its like national bun.

  • We do it with a wheat dough with a lot of butter and sugar

  • and then inside the filling is cinnamon and also mixed is cinnamon, cardamon, almond paste

  • and a lot of butter

  • and then you twist it together and you put egg on top and then

  • and just sugar.

  • See if we can make these ourselves.

  • That's nice.

  • And now we're going to take the dough out roll it out with this machine

  • and then we're going to put the filling in.

  • Is it weird that I kind of want to cover myself in that?

  • Ya

  • Ya is that alright?

  • And we're going to roll the bun, and shape it and then afterwards we put in the proof box over here, and then we bake.

  • Gonna turn this into this

  • Never rolled a bun before but I've rolled plenty of other things.

  • Think I can do this.

  • Twist it around like this, over, under

  • Like that?

  • Almost

  • Perfect! That looks beautiful

  • It's beautifully imperfect, just like you

  • Do you think you can roll a better cinnamon bun than me?

  • I know I can.

  • What have you ever baked?

  • I'm doing this totally backwards, it needs to go through here, and come back here.

  • That's not a bad first attempt, is it? I did alright, it's okay.

  • That one is perfect

  • And these are our messed up attempts.

  • Rebecca was kind enough to ask if this was my creation.

  • That lonely little pile of disregarded dough.

  • It could have been

  • Nailed it!

  • This looks good.

  • Wow! Even better straight out of the oven.

  • I could eat a fika all day long.

  • Alright well we're going to take these guys on the road

  • we're going to have a stroll through the old town.

  • And then its time for lunch.

  • it's just a never-ending feast. I'm having the best week of my life right now.

  • Thank you so much!

  • I really appreciate that.

  • Hey, keep doing what you're doing.

  • So we're going to wander the old town here

  • this is the most central of the islands in Stockholm, it's not that big

  • Just going to get lost in these cobblestone streets.

  • I really love the architecture here,

  • this is a beautiful city.

  • A lot of cities in Europe were destroyed during World War One and Two

  • but Sweden escaped unscathed

  • A lot of neo-classical architecture is painted beautiful, brightly.

  • And capped in these sort of copper awnings

  • which have turned verdgris - a greenish color from the weather and it just looks gorgeous.

  • Okay so where are we?

  • We are in the burnt square, which is this tiny little place in the heart of the old town.

  • There used to be a house here, and that burned down in 1720

  • And they didn't replace the house nor did they rebuild it.

  • So they just kept this as an open place and its a really popular place

  • both for Stockholmers and people to come here and visit

  • So we are in the big square, and its the main square in the old town

  • and behind me are two of the most photographed houses in Stockholm.

  • This is the Stockholm bloodbath square, correct?

  • Right yeah so Sweden was invaded by Denmark back in the day and all the nobility that resisted were executed here

  • But they were invited to dinner first.

  • Were they?

  • That's why it was a bloodbath. They were all invited in

  • And then they were all murdered, promptly.

  • And very efficiently.

  • Never trust a Greek bearing gifts - Virgil

  • Never trust a Sicilian, especially in games of wit. - The Princess Bride

  • And never get in a land war in Asia! - The Princess Bride

  • I found my favorite store in the world

  • I'm obsessed with old maps and look at the name

  • of this building.

  • Literally it's called Old Maps, Antique Maps.

  • I'm going in.

  • Okay so now it's lunch time we are in the neighboorhood of SoFo

  • and we are going to eat at Meatballs for the People.

  • It actually has a sign that says we love balls.

  • So why not, lets go feast on some balls, okay?

  • I can't wait to eat them.

  • Allright guys we're sitting down with Donna from Meatballs for the people

  • and shes going to tell us more about Swedish meatball culture.

  • The Swedish meatball started off as something really good

  • and has kind of been made into something not so good.

  • Whats the difference between an Italian meatball and a Swedish meatball?

  • Italian meatballs are big and are full of herbs and flavors

  • and Swedish meatballs are very simple, it's small.

  • Do you guys do it in a classic way or do you have a twist on it?

  • We currently have 99 different flavors of meatballs.

  • What do you guys think about bringing out for us today?

  • Classic, a rooster, a moose, and wild boar.

  • Super good.

  • With the lingon berries and the salt, we got that sweet salt flavor the Sweds like.

  • So the lingon berries are something we dont get so much in the U.S

  • Whats more common is the American dingleberry, but thats a whole different thing.

  • So we just finished an execelent lunch at Meatballs for the People

  • and now we are at Urban Deli down the street.

  • So Sweds are the number 3 biggest coffee drinkers in the world by cups.

  • "Per-Cup-ita"

  • Danes, fourth biggest coffee drinking country.

  • Sweds, number three, Finns, number two

  • and if you can get one, you get a thumbs up from us in the comment section.

  • We're sitting outside on this beautiful day, enjoying the SoFo neighboorhood.

  • My buddy Nick and his girlfriend Kabi are going to come over and hang out with us and maybe some of our fans from Stockholm.

  • My name is Drake from America

  • Mila, I'm here from Sweden.

  • Guys, nice meeting you, thanks for coming out.

  • The place is cool its like a Swedish Deus Ex Machina, they make motorbikes, and they have surf culture it's a pretty stylish place.

  • So we're going to maybe pick up some new threads.

  • Alright we'll were walking down Gotgagan St and supposedly this is the "hipster catwalk."

  • So it's time for us to catch our ferry so we gotta say goodbye to Nick and Kabi.

  • Goodbye Stockholm, you've been fun! Hello Helsinki.

  • So we don't really know what this is going to be like but apparently this ferry is a party ferry,

  • its going to go through the beautiful Swedish archipelago on the way to Helsinki

  • across the Baltic Sea, its an overnight ferry so it's a beautiful sunset I think

  • some nice food and wake up in Finland.

  • There he is! Yeah! Woo!

  • Well we just finshed an epic slumber, we were totally exhaused after

  • some serious fun over the last couple days. We're about to go to

  • Helsinki for the Flo festival too.

  • We're going to finish these beers and crash out early

  • Even though there is a nightclub downstairs, and a casino.

  • We have an amazing trip lined up for us, when we get to Finland, so make sure you guys tune in for those videos.

  • If you enjoyed this one make sure you give it a thumbs up, share it with your friends and subscribe to Vagabrothers for new videos every Tuesday.

  • And maybe more.

  • As always, in the mean time, stay curious, keep exploring, and we'll see you guys on the road.

  • More specifically, Helsinki, Finland.

  • Peace!

We're Alex and Marko, the Vagabrothers

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STOCKHOLM SWEDEN FOOD TOUR - NORDIC VLOG SERIES #4

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