As someone who isn’t Swedish, I never would have thought pizza was an exceptionally Swedish dish . . . but it turns out, I am wrong.
Since living in Sankt Anna, I have repeatedly learnt that Swedes LOVE pizza…and tacos! In fact, there is no greater cliche than a Swede whose favourite foods are pizza and tacos, and so far this summer I’ve already eaten both! Because of their tireless national love for the Italian cheesy pie, we decided our second trip out would be a pizza party on an island using only camping stoves.
Going into the feast, we each had to chose a different pizza recipe and devise a method for cooking them with a camping stove. It was one-third competitive, one-third creative, and all the rest delicious! As the only Canadian in the group, I opted for a recipe featuring maple syrup and fruit on an otherwise savoury pizza (yet it also featured a respectable Swedish cheese: Västerbottensost). While the pizza turned out great, there was much debate as to whether or not it counted as a pizza! Obviously, it did.