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  • Photographer: Jonas Eltes & Victor Falk

The Edible Country - West Sweden

Making food with ingredients from nature’s pantry is something people have done throughout the ages. Now we’re going to give a helping hand to anyone who wants to do just that. Welcome to West Sweden – The Edible Country!

Processed food has become every day food for billions of people. There is also a perception that healthy food is more complicated and inaccessible than other food, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Natural and healthy food can be just as tasty and easy to make as any other food. And cooking it outdoors gives you all the positive health benefits that a close-to-nature lifestyle comes with. That’s why Sweden has turned itself into the world’s largest gourmet restaurant. Because here, great healthy food is just around the corner –in our natural surroundings.

This is how it works

Visit Sweden, in conjunction with regional tourist boards, has placed hand made wooden tables around Sweden which will be bookable between May and September via visitsweden.com and bookatable.com. The booking gives you access to a cooking kit and an ingredient basket which contains everything you’ll need to make a menu consisting of nature’s own ingredients. The tables have been placed all over the country – from Lappland’s and Jämtland’s snow covered mountains via the beautiful archipelagos in Stockholm and West Sweden to the forests in Värmland, Småland and Skåne.

Don’t forget that the food doesn’t just taste good – it also does you good. And the West Swedish landscapes are packed with natural ingredients. So take this opportunity to go with your family and friends on a food experience you’ll remember for a long time!

There are three tables you can book in West Sweden: one on Ramsvik in Bohuslän, one at Gunnebo House near Gothenburg and one by the Göta canal.

The table on Ramsvik

Ramsvikslandet is a nature reserve, and with its breathtaking views of the sea will create a food and nature experience you’ll remember for a long time. The table stands on Ramsvik, around 90 minutes north of Gothenburg, and only 11 km from the island of Smögen.

The table at Gunnebo House

Around Gunnebo House both the gardens and the wild landscapes are full of greenery. The table is placed in a lovely setting on the edge of this historic park, which can be reached in 30 minutes from Gothenburg’s Central Station.

The table by the Göta Canal

It’s not surprising that the Göta Canal was voted Swedish Construction of the Century. The table stands in a shady forest glade near Norrqvarn Hotel & Conference, around two hours north east of Gothenburg.

 

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