Theo Hagman Rogowski

Sweden

A Swedish Crayfish Party Is a Spectacle of Shellfish and Savagery

Sooner or later, every crayfish party turns into a macabre spectacle of boozed-up beasts in silly hats, brutalizing an inferior species.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
9.28.17
Features

We Asked Diehard Swedish Metalheads What They Consider to be 'Metal'

WE went to the Swedish Gefle Metal Festival, spoke to some die-hards, and collected the Big Data on religion, non-metal music, and fruit.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
8.19.17
Sweden

Why Swedes Are Trying to Preserve a Pastry That Could Break Your Teeth

Skånsk Spettkaka is a Swedish egg-based pastry that looks like housing material and has been described to taste like a cross between styrofoam and straight sugar.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
1.9.17
Sweden

This Seafood-Stuffed 'Sandwich Cake' Perfectly Encapsulates Sweden

Sweden's smörgåstårta—a "sandwich cake" stuffed with cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, and crab— might render you comatose, helpless, and mortally constipated.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
5.22.16
Stuff

Secret Bunkers and Sex Contracts: A Horrifying History of Swedish Kidnappings

Kidnappings might not be that common in Sweden, but when they do happen, they're pretty fucked up.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
2.26.16
WTF

Biker Gangs and Red Hot Dogs on the Strangest Swedish Booze Cruise

Tura is when you get on one of the ferries between two Swedish and Danish port cities and stay aboard for hours to eat fiery red hot dogs and guzzle booze with all walks of life.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
11.14.15
Sweden

How to Cook Aboard a Swedish Navy Warship

If you think cooking on a warship is no different than cooking on land, just wait until the knives start flying on the rocky seas. One Swedish navy cook shares his experiences on prepping meals aboard the HMS Sundsvall.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
10.10.15
licorice

Salty Licorice Is Beloved by Swedes and Reviled by Everyone Else

One of the most popular candies in Sweden is salmiak, licorice flavored with ammonium chloride. It's salty and it might make you shit yourself, but it's still delicious.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
9.23.15
Sweden

I Fell Under the Drunken Spell of Midsummer's Pagan Magic

The old pagan sun-worshiping festival known as Midsummer is often plagued by bad weather in Sweden, but we make up for it by eating a smorgasbord and drinking enough aquavit to forget the songs we sing dancing around a pole.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
6.23.15
Sweden

I Attended Stockholm's ABBA Dinner Party

After the first serving of bread, Greek salad, and an unidentified sausage when an old lady materialized on a balcony over the bar. Two minutes later, we were all thanking ABBA for the music and delighted waiters who strutted around clapping their...
Theo Hagman Rogowski
6.6.15
Sweden

Falafel Is More Than Just Fast Food for Swedes in Malmö

Swedes love their Middle Eastern Food. After all, how can you explain the popularity of kebabs or the gastronomic perversion known as kebab pizza? But the tradition of eating falafel is almost entirely limited to Malmö, where people take their fried...
Theo Hagman Rogowski
3.19.15