This Restaurant Serves the Food of Scandinavia's Indigenous People

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 3, 2016
References: havviiglen.se & munchies.vice
'Hävvi i Glen' is a rustic Swedish restaurant that is making waves in the culinary world for its unique take on the cuisine of Scandinavia's indigenous people. Despite the fact that the restaurant is located in an extremely remote part of Sweden, Hävvi i Glen has become a hotspot for those interested in sampling traditional Sami fare with a modern twist.

Hävvi i Glen is a restaurant located in the small Swedish village of Glen. The restaurant serves up the food of the Sami people, whose live close to nature and cultivate a livelihood from reindeer herding. The restaurant mirrors this food culture by serving up reindeer, moose and mountain fish with plants and berries foraged from the surrounding area. The traditional fare is then served with a contemporary twist to create dishes such as reindeer blood pancakes and deep-fried moose muzzle. As the restaurant's co-owner Elaine Asp explains, "I live food and always try to use the traditional Sami flavors, but in a modern way."

The popularity of the rustic Swedish restaurant demonstrates the growing interest in the cuisine of indigenous cultures presented in a way that fits into modern food culture.