“In Mariehman, there’s Bagarstugan Café & Vin, a cottage house that looks like you’ve stepped into great-grandma’s house. Go for lighter salads—I like one with goat cheese and sprouts—and, of course, the Åland pancake. It’s a thick pancake made from cooked rice porridge and topped with prune compote or raspberry jam. Here still have local arguments about the best way to make it—it’s very provincial. She also has a wonderful selection of gluten-free and vegan pastries,” says Lotta Jansdotter, a designer who has spent her summers in Åland since she was a little girl.
Read more about her life growing up in the Scandinavian archipelago here. This appeared in the November/December 2014 issue.