Malmo: Crayfish Party and Vikings

In the mid-1800s, people started eating crayfish as they are eaten today. The crayfish feast or crayfish supper in the month of August spread through the middle classes. In the 1900s, crayfish became a national delicacy and people in all sectors of society began celebrating the occasion. What to serve? Bowls of crayfish, VästerbottenCheese tart, some nice salads (beetroot salad and potato salad are good choices). Crusty bread and crispbread on the side – with more cheese (Västerbotten is the traditional choice) on the side.... and Schnapps!Malmö is a coastal city in southern Sweden. It lies at the eastern end of the striking Öresund Bridge, a long road and railway bridge–tunnel running to Copenhagen, Denmark. In the city center, Lilla Torg is a cobblestone square with cafes, half-timbered houses and shops selling local handicrafts. Malmö Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by King Christian III of Denmark, houses nature, history and art exhibits.The Foteviken Museum is an archaeological open-air museum on the Höllviken peninsula in southern Skåne, Sweden.

🙂 Crayfish party in August!

🙁 Just LOVE Sweden and all its fine traditions!

We had met these great people skiing over New Year and they had invited us to Malmo which is very easily accessible by air from Heathrow to Copenhagen and then over the famous Bridge into Malmo.

6 tips for a crayfish party

  1. Get some crayfish! …
  2. Organise a long table where guests can sit opposite each other. …
  3. Decorate table and people with crayfish Bibs and decorations
  4. Fill up your aquavit stock. …
  5. Eating crayfish is a special skill. …
  6. It is common to serve boiled potatoes, cheese pie and toast with crayfish. …
  7. Last but not least: singing!

Our friends have an apartment in Malmo and a Summer House about 30mins from town in Hollviken on the beautiful Baltic white sand beaches. Lots of quirky dining options and they are prominent members of the local golf club.

Foteviken Museum is an archaeological open air museum that conveys how life might have been in a town during the late Viking Age – early Middle Ages.

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