Swedish Food Culture – Chantarelle

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Allemansrätten means the freedom to roam. There are not many countries that allow locals and visitors alike to freely roam on private or public land – foraging for food that is not protected or endangered. In Sweden, the right to roam and having public access to the wilderness is often taken for granted but is something not found in many other parts of the world. Swedes love local and with this right you will often see people bent over in the woods filling their wicker baskets with wild berries, herbs and mushrooms including chantarelles.  Open space and forests make up large parts of Sweden, even near large metropolitan areas. And Swedes love to take advantage of this closeness to nature. Because of long summers under the midnight sun, berries in Sweden are said to be sweeter the further north you go.













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