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Local Cuisine at Smakbyn
“To eat the local food, try Smakbyn—“taste village”—where chef Michael Björkland, a local TV personality, makes a point to only source Aland ingredients. He cooks completely fresh takes on traditional Scandinavian pairings: parnship cheesecake with cured ham and pickled chanterelles, perch fillets with potatoes and crayfish compote. He also runs a distillery that turns local fruit into Ålvados, an apple brandy, and Röd Granit, a cherry liquer,” 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.

134 Slottsvägen, Kastelholm 22520, Åland Islands
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Fri 11am - 9pm
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