We’re Alex and Marko, the Vagabrothers
And this series is about new Nordic cuisine
We’ll be travelling across three Nordic capitals
Exploring the culinary revolution thats turned this region into
one of the most dynamic food destinations on earth.
Along the way, we’ll be meeting locals
and having a great time.
Hope you’re hungry.
In episode four, we’re going from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Good morning! Good morning!
We are in Stockholm and
it’s a beautiful day in a wonderful city
but we need to have some food,
because like any good humans,
breakfast is the key to starting your day perfect.
So we’re going to start off by exploring
one of the more traditional aspects of Swedish and Scandinavian culture
which is coffee drinking here in Sweden.
Coffee break is called “fika”
and usually they eat cinnamon rolls with it.
This is true, we have.
And it’s not a normal cinnamon roll from what we’ve heard.
No it is a normal cinnamon roll.
Our version in America is different.
Okay fine, fine.
Its a Swedish cinnamon roll
and its not exactly the same as what we’re used to back at home,
but it supposedly goes great with coffee.
and I’m in the mood for caffeine and sweets.
So we’re going to go into this bakery right here called Brillo,
and go check it out, learn how to make a cinnamon roll.
And then eat it. Lets go.
Alright guys we are gonna go
have a quick chat with Hakan Johansson
the winner of the world baking championships
so he’s like bakery all-star.
It’s very popular in all of Sweden and also in Norway and Denmark
so its like national bun.
We do it with a wheat dough with a lot of butter and sugar
and then inside the filling is cinnamon
也会混合肉桂 豆蔻 和杏仁酱
and also mixed is cinnamon, cardamon,and almond paste,
and a lot of butter.
and then you twist it together
and you put egg on top and then
and add the sugar.
See if we can make these ourselves.
Wow, that’s nice.
And now we’re gonna take the dough out,
and roll it out with this machine,
and then we’re gonna put the filling in.
Is it weird that I kind of want to cover myself in that?
Ya, Ya, is that alright?
Of course, of course.
And we’re gonna roll the bun, and shape it
and then afterwards we put in the
box over here, to proof it and then we bake.
Gonna turn this into this.
Never rolled a bun before but I’ve rolled plenty of other things.
Think I can do this.
将像这样它拧一下 穿过去 放下面
Twist it around like this, over, under
That’s perfect! No, it’s beautiful.
I don’t know what this guy says.
It’s beautifully imperfect, just like you.
Do you think you can roll a better cinnamon bun than me?
I know I can.
What have you ever baked?
I’m doing this totally backwards,
it needs to go through here, and come around there.
That’s not a bad first attempt, is it?
-It’s all alright. -it’s okay.
That one is perfect
And these are our messed up attempts.
Rebecca was kind enough to ask if this was my creation.
That lonely little pile of disregarded dough.
It could have been.
This looks good.
Wow! Even better straight out of the oven.
I could eat a fika all day long.
Alright well we’re gonna take these guys
on the road and we’ll have a stroll through the old town.
And then its time for lunch.
it’s just a never-ending feast.
I’m having the best week of my life right now.
Thank you so much!
I really appreciate that.
Hey, keep doing what you’re doing.
So we’re gonna wander the old town here,
this is the most central of the islands.
In Stockholm, it’s not that big.
Gzetting lost in these cobblestone streets.It’ll be fun.
I really love the architecture here,
this is a beautiful city.
A lot of cities in Europe were destroyed during World War I and II.
但你知道的 瑞典幸免于此 毫无损伤
but you know Sweden escaped unscathed.
A lot of neo-classical architecture ispainted beautiful, brightly.
And capped in these sort of copper awnings,
which have turned verdgris,
a greenish color from the weather and
it just looks gorgeous.
Okay so where are we?
We are in the burnt square,
which is this tiny little place in theheart of the old town.
There used to be a house here, and that burned down in 1720
And they didn’t replace the house nor did they rebuild it.
So they just kept this as an open place
and its a really popular place both for
Stockholmers and people to come here and visit.
So we are in the Stortorget which is the big square,
and it’s the main square in the old town
and behind me are two of the most photographed houses in Stockholm.
This is the Stockholm bloodbath square, correct?
Right yeah so Sweden was invaded byDenmark back in the day
and all the nobility that resisted were executed here
But they were invited to dinner first.
That’s why it was a bloodbath.
他们被邀请来 然后被统统杀掉 干脆利落
They were all invited in, and then they were all murdered, promptly.
And very efficiently.
Timeo danaos et dona ferentes–Virgil, Aeneid
Never trust a Greek especially with coming and bearing horses – Virgil
Never trust a Sicilian, especially in games of wit. – The Princess Bride
And never get in a land war in Asia! – The Princess Bride
I found my favorite store in the world
I’m obsessed with old maps and look at the name
of this building.
Literally it’s called Old Maps, Antique Maps.
I’m going in.
I am going in, we don’t have time,
Okay so now it’s lunch time, we are in the neighboorhood of SoFo
and we are going to eat at Meatballs for the People.
It actually has a sign that says we love balls.
So why not, lets go feast on some balls, okay?
I can’t wait to eat them.
Allright guys we’re sitting down with Donna from Meatballs for the people.
and shes going to tell us more aboutSwedish meatball culture.
The Swedish meatball started off as something really good
and has kind of been made into something not so good.
Whats the difference between an Italian meatball and a Swedish meatball?
Italian meatballs are big and are full of herbs and flavors.
and Swedish meatballs are very simple, it’s small.
Do you guys do it in a classic way or do you have a twist on it?
We currently have 99 different flavors of meatballs.
What do you guys think about bringing out for us today?
经典口味 鸡肉味 麋鹿味和野猪味
Classic, a rooster, a moose, and wild boar.
With the lingon berries and the salt,
we got that sweet salt flavor the Sweds like.
So the lingon berries are something we dont get so much in the U.S
What’s more common is the American dingleberry,
but thats a whole different thing.
So we just finished an excelent lunch at Meatballs for the People
and now we are at Urban Deli down the street.
So Sweds are the number 3 biggest coffee drinkers in the world by cups.
Danes, fourth biggest coffee drinking country.
Sweds, number three, Finns, number two
and if you can get one, you get a thumbs up from us on the comment section.
美好的一天 我们坐在外面 感受着索沃街区
We’re sitting outside on this beautiful day, enjoying the SoFo neighboorhood.
My buddy Nick and his girlfriend Kabi are going to come over
and hang out with us and maybe some of our fans from Stockholm.
My name is Drake from America
Mila, I’m here from Sweden.
伙计们 很高兴看到你们 感谢你们能过来
Guys, nice meeting you, thanks for coming out.
The place is cool its like a Swedish Deus Ex Machina,
他们制造摩托车 有冲浪文化 是个很有格调的地方
they make motorbikes, and they have surf culture it’s a pretty stylish place.
So we’re going to maybe pick up some new threads.
Alright we’ll were walking down Gotgagan St
and supposedly this is the “hipster catwalk.”
So it’s time for us to catch our ferry so we gotta say goodbye to Nick and Kabi.
再见 斯德哥尔摩 这里太好玩了 你好 赫尔辛基
Goodbye Stockholm, you’ve been fun! Hello Helsinki.
So we don’t really know what this is going to be like
but apparently this ferry is a party ferry,
its going to go through the beautiful Swedish archipelago on the way to Helsinki
across the Baltic Sea, its an overnight ferry so
it’s a beautiful sunset I think
some nice food and wake up in Finland.
There he is! Yeah! Woo!
Well we just finshed an epic slumber,
we were totally exhaused after
some serious fun over the last couple days.
We’ll go to Helsinki for the Flow festival, which is gonna be big too, so.
We’re going to finish these beers and crash out early.
Even though there is a nightclub downstairs, and a casino.
We have an amazing trip lined up for us, when we get to Finland,
so make sure you guys tune in for those videos.
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一如往常 与此同时 要保有好奇心
And as always, in the mean time, stay curious,
keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road.
More specifically, Helsinki, Finland.