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Sampling Stockholm’s eclectic food sources from pastries to ice fishing

For first-time travellers to Scandinavia, Lilla Ego offers the chance to appreciate some of the eclectic food sources in the region, and for the foodies, it’s an experience of creative excellence. It’s decidedly Swedish, very popular and essential to book in advance. In the middle of winter the root vegetables become a feature on menus, but so do things such as lichen and reindeer.

To get a feel for the seafood in Stockholm I sought advice from Fredrik Beck, a fishing guide who spends summer boating on the archipelago and winter drilling holes into it. The fish are down there, beneath the waves or the ice, depending on the season.

Beck takes me to a fishmonger and cafe called Westermans, and we sample some his own pike caught the day before, served with butter and white wine. The chef serves our fillets with yellow beetroot, parsnips and white carrots, drizzled with green herbs in oil. There’s a hint of lemon in the white sauce.

Beck is one of the young guns in the business; he’s not a commercial fisherman but does it for pleasure and he’s highly skilled at finding the sought-after pike.

Beck offers a rental house, south of Stockholm in Trosa, where travellers can join him, catching fish all day and cooking them at night.

“I like an experience, I like to enjoy the nature and the coast,” he says. “I can find you good fishing anywhere around here, so we chose the pretty scenery.”

Pike can grow to 15kg, but a regular-size 3kg fish provides great sport and good eating.

Beck believes there are only two ways to cook fish: either in white wine sauce or smoked. “The stronger the oil in a fish, the better the smoking comes out. It’s a cultural thing to do in Sweden. I go out in the forest and pick my favourite branches and berries to go in the smoker.”

Fishing is not limited to the summer season in Stockholm. Beck takes visitors any time of year and loves it. “It’s not so bad (in winter), we have warm shoes on,” he says. “We go out onto the ice and drill our holes, 10 to 20 holes. We make a little camp in the middle of our fishing holes with rugs and a grill. You’re more likely to get too hot than too cold, in the big warm survival suits. You’re running about to drag up fish all the time or sitting by the fire.”