Mary Jane Swetnam


Average Income: About $1,500 a month

Climate: The average temperature is about 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit

Tourism: Drottingholm Palace, Vasa Museum, Abisko National Park

Cultural & Political Information

Culture: Many ethnicities live there because of immigration, Swedish is the national language with English as the second

Music: The Swedish top 40 charts look similar to those of America's

Politics: Parliamentary democracy, led by a prime minister

Famous People: Malin Akerman, Britt Ekland, Peter Forsenberg

History: In 1280, King Magnus Ladulas issued a statute authorizing the establishment od a nobility and the organization of a society on the fuedal model.

Drottningholm Palace

The Drottningholm Palace is home to the Swedish royal family and is the most well preserved castle in the country. It was built in the 17th century by the French. Visitors can tour the palace and gardens. It is open almost every day, year round.

Food & Agriculture

Food: Traditional Swedish foods include raggmunk, kroppkakor, gravlax, and toast skagon

Agriculture: the southern tip of Sweden is the most agricuktural , other partrs of the country do not do much farming because of the soil. Wheat, rapeseed, and oil plants are the most common things to plant.

Culinary Contributions

History: Hisotrically, in the North, reindeer and other game meats were eaten. Fresh vegetables played a larger role in the South becuase of the agriculture. Generally, the Swedish enjoyed dishes with simple, contrasting flavors.

Current: Swedish chefs are becoming more popular around the world for combining traditional Swedish foods with new, innovative dishes

Raggmunk Recipe

(4–6 servings)
1 egg
90 g (3 ¼ oz) wheat flour
300 ml (1½ cup) milk
2 tsp salt
800 g (28 oz) potatoes
50 g (2 oz) butter
400–500 g (14–18 oz) salt pork
raw stirred lingonberries

Make a pancake batter using the egg, flour and milk. Add salt. Peel the potatoes and grate them. Mix in, then fry small patties of the potato pancake batter in butter until golden brown on both sides. Fry the pork until crunchy. Serve with raw stirred lingonberries.