Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Illustrated recipes and explanations of the Scandinavian country's rich, complex coffee culture

Sweden consistently ranks near the top in coffee consumption per capita and that’s largely thanks to (along with long hours of darkness in the winter) the fika: a once or twice-daily coffee break with a snack that’s something of a cultural institution. Originally a slang word devised from reordering the syllables of “kaffe” the fika is a daily ritual observed in all workplaces in some …

Classy Cannabis Cookbooks

A selection of books that look good on the shelf and offer the tastiest road to a body high

As marijuana becomes legalized in more states around the United States, cooking with cannabis has taken a step towards the serious—weed brownies and “special” Rice Krispies Treats just won’t cut it anymore. Amid the vast number of questionable cookbooks out there, we’ve narrowed down a few gems that truly elevate the edible experience—and look equally tasteful on your kitchen shelf. (For quick access to recipes, …

Personalized Treats by Timmy’s Pies, London

Tasty baked goods complete with individual messages, delivered to your workplace, party or picnic

When you think of Valentine’s Day or birthday presents, savory pies might not be the first thing that springs to mind, but that could soon change. The people behind British pie-maker Timmy’s Pies are stepping up their game with a selection of pies that can be personalized, ordered online and delivered to a workplace, birthday party or picnic. What started as a hobby for founder …