A recipe from “Kunglig Spis” (Royal Stove) by Håkan Håkansson published by LTs Förlag in 1982
During the 2nd World War, Håkan Håkansson survived passing German mines and submarines, came to London and started as a chef at the Swedish Embassy. There he met Prince Bertil, who was naval attaché, and a long culinary collaboration began.
After the war, Håkan Håkansson followed the Prince back home and became court cook, first at the Royal Palace, then at the Prince’s Villa Solbacka at Djurgården. Håkan Håkansson also followed the Prince on numerous trips down to Villa Mirage on the Riviera.
Most of the recipes in “Kunglig Spis” are derived from Håkan Håkansson and Prince Bertil’s joint experimentation in the kitchen. And the result is a treasure trove for anyone who likes to cook and eat good food!
And from now on my visitors can eat food right from the “royal stove” through these recipes – Ted