This is Academy of Sweden
Academy of Sweden is a program for journalists, tour operators and other stake holders. Activities are arranged within the areas of food, outdoor and soon fashion. The ambition is to showcase the best that Sweden has to offer and share all the wonderful things one can experience here.
In the Academies the participants learn and experience new things and all this takes place in a playful environment. Storytelling, participation and engagement are also important elements in creating the right environment.
An important part of Academy of Sweden is learning. The goal is that the participants become “ambassadors” of Sweden in the specific areas. Social media such as blogs, YouTube etc are used to disseminate information about the Academies.
The Academy of Sweden – Culinary is a climate neutral event* meaning we will be compensating for our transportation and accomodation during the event.
|*A Climate Neutral Event is conducted with minimal climate impact, and the event´s carbon footprint is calculated. Remaining emissions, i.e. after implementation of action plans, are offset by supporting international climate projects controlled and certified by the United Nations.
West Sweden is famed for its wide variety of top-quality, natural, organic produce. The forests of inland Dalsland provide an impressive range of game, berries, mushrooms and fresh fish, while the countryside bordering the Göta Canal is teeming with farm shops selling locally produced fine cheeses, high-quality dairy products, beer and schnapps. Fertile farmland makes the region ideal for growing crops and raising livestock on sustainable and traditional organic lines. Unique culinary highlights include wild garlic in the spring in Kinnekulle, exclusive roe from Lake Vänern in the autumn and fresh seafood all year round. In the cold, clean and mineral-rich water of Sweden’s West coast, shellfish grow more slowly, developing a fuller flavour, which makes these North Sea shellfish some of the best in the world. Visitors can treat themselves to lobster, mussels, oysters, crayfish and prawns, and learn how to catch and cook them on a unique seafood safari.
The region’s capital city, Gothenburg’s coastal location means easy access to fish and shellfish that stand out on quality and flavour. Add an authentic coffee shop culture that prides itself on its cakes and pastries, and Gothenburg is a food lover’s paradise. The city’s chefs work with local produce and seasonal food, preferably organic. Their modern approach to cuisine rests on Swedish traditions combined with new flavours and ideas drawn from all over the world. Today six restaurants in Gothenburg – 28+, Bhoga, Koka, Sjömagasinet, SK Mat & Människor and Thörnströms Kök – have been awarded a Michelin star. But if you’re looking for fabulous food, there’s far more to Gothenburg than that. Gothenburg was named Sweden’s Food Capital in 2012, with the jury citing the vast array of food the city has to offer, its abundance of local produce and high-quality restaurants, not to mention the fact that the food served in schools and hospitals is nutritious as well as sustainably sourced.
Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se
A sample of Swedes are living their dream. Their message? Action your dream into reality. Live it. Love it. Find solutions. And actualize it.
There’s no beating about the bush with Swedish Fia Gulliksson of Östersund—a woman on a mission. She is all about three things; people, passion and produce. She tells us how she brought Östersund, her regional area of Sweden, to international acclaim through sheer will and determination.