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.
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.
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
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.
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
A growing food industry.
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.
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