Johanna Kindvall on the Swedish tradition of eating Yellow Pea Soup every Thursday.
By Johanna Kindvall
In Sweden you eat yellow pea soup with thin pancakes every Thursday, or at least its popular to do so. The tradition has its roots in the middle-ages, where it was in preparation for Friday which was a day of fasting at that time. Nowadays its common to serve the soup with warm Punch, a sweet arrack flavored spirit. It’s one of those odd combinations that actually works.
Serve the pea soup with mustard and buttered crisp-bread (knäckebröd). If possible, I warmly recommend you try some warm Punch to go with it. Cheers!
Johanna Kindvall is freelance designer who works with illustrations, graphics and architecture. She loves to cook, eat and draw; a combination she have been sharing on her cooking blog, Kokblog since 2005. Her recipes are more about what you can do, less about how you make them. Johanna is a Swede based in New York City. During the summer she works from her little cottage in the very south of Sweden just an hour from the Danish capital of Copenhagen.