Risotto och smörstekt sockerkaka

Risotto and butter-fried sponge cake

Food cooked outdoors is something really special! We prepare for the autumn's business activities by trying out different dishes to cook outdoors that work for both smaller and larger groups. One of the dishes is risotto cooked from scratch on our large wok with ...

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Äntligen Umeå Smakpromenad igen

Finally Umeå Taste Walk again

About a year ago, in February 2020, Umeå Smakpromenad was held for the first time. It was a success with 300 participants who visited 10 of Umeå's restaurants. The plans started immediately afterwards, we have to do this again! The idea was to start in April to...

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Lite äventyr hemma

Adventure at home

An adventure out there does not have to be so planned. It can happen right in front of your nose without you thinking that it is even an adventure until afterwards. For example, making a fire in a barbecue basket in the yard and cooking some good food. If you do not have your own garden, there is...

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Outdoor food class

We like to do things together. Now we will collaborate with Cecilia who runs Eco Camp here in Umeå. How fun! Eco Camp wants to get more people to discover our fantastic nature, do small adventures outside and teach more about nature and how to cook good food outdoors, for example. Eco ...

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Lunch vid älven

Lunch by the river

Having lunch on a sunny day on Tonka Strandgatan, right by the Ume River, is almost like sitting on an outdoor terrace during the summer. Large windows with light and nice views are very nice to enjoy, especially during this dark winter. This summer is ...

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Ute är det nya inne

Outside, is the new inside

När vi inte ska samlas inomhus och umgås går det att samlas utomhus, där är det dessutom mycket enklare att hålla distans. En promenad med vännen längs älven och en kopp termoskaffe på en bänk, en sprakande eld vid en grillplats med en annan familj eller fira farfars...

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Vintermys i en skogsglänta

Winter cozy in the forest

Yesterday we were photographing for this website and also an upcoming campaign for our services. We chose Kont, a nature reserve a few miles outside Umeå. The day before it had been stormy and rainy, one of the worst storms in many years.

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Teatime hos Presteles

Teatime hos Presteles

Lovely afternoon with teatime at Mona Prestele in Hörnsjö. Here, next to Mona's garden, which blooms and greens in summer, there is a cozy café where everything is home-baked and prepared by Mona herself. Mona's Teatime is a concept, a taste experience, where Mona herself serves ...

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Ramen i Umeå

Ramen in Umeå

Ramen! A really well-made ramen is one of the best things I know and perfect during the cold season. Until a year or so ago, we did not have a good ramen bar in Umeå. There are some sushi places that have ramen and then there is noodle soup at some Asian ...

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Sveriges bästa kranvatten

Sweden's best tap water

I had the honor of being a member of the jury when one of the semi-finals in Svenskt Vatten's competition "Sweden's best tap water" was to be chosen. It was a nice event at Vakin, the municipality's water and waste company, here in Umeå. The jury tried six different tap water from ...

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About me

A blog for foodies by a foodie who loves good food and drinks

Anna Hållsten is one of the founders of Umeå Smakfestival and Umeå Smakpromenad. She is an entrepreneur in marketing and events with a focus on food and drinks. Trained sommelier and market economist. Will here in the blog share the favorite places, favorite drinks and favorite food.

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