I Threw a Dinner Party with the World's Stinkiest Fish
The smell of surströmming, a Swedish delicacy of fermented Baltic herring, will punch you in the face if you're not used to it. But for those of us who grew up eating this powerfully funky fish, there's no greater pleasure in the world.
Polish Summer Food Goes Way Beyond Cabbage and Potatoes
Poland isn't a dungeon of meat and starch, but a wonderland of strawberries, seafood, and locally sourced, seasonal produce. You've just got to know where—and when—to look.
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.