Artisan

/ Written by Grace Fitzgerald

If you build it, they will come

photocred: Fia Gulliksson, Food in Action

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.

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/ Written by Grace Fitzgerald

Sweden—More than meatballs

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Five years ago, the Minister for rural affairs, Eskil Erlandsson, had an idea. No plan, just a vision. A vision to make Sweden ‘The New Culinary Nation’ of Europe. And people laughed. But this is the vision of which VisitSweden’s Ami Hovstadius is Communications manager. But today?

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/ Written by Grace Fitzgerald

Nordic Food Localism

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A sustainable way to live and eat — does it exist? 

This is a question raised by Gabriella Silfwerband of Future Perfect, a collaboration platform with an aim to increase engagement in sustainable living. Based in Stockholm, Future Perfect is working to create ‘conversations’ and is collaborating with writer, curator and activist Jan Åman, the notable Swedish social entrepreneur. Tonight we are at a forum and dinner. Topic?

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