How did you get your start in raw & organic?
Who was the major influencer in your life and why?
It was my grandmother who introduced me in to the World of cooking with her love and passion for food and local ingredients on Gotland in the Baltic sea.
Describe the raw food scene in Stockholm.
It´s blooming with a handful of raw food cafe´s opening in the last 2 years, Ecobaren is still the only one that´s open in the evenings.
How would you describe the difference in terminology between vegan, raw and plant based?
Naming the raw food dishes is sometimes difficult because it confuses our customers and that's why we have a legend and some helpful definitions on our menu. We are always happy to answer customers questions of course as well.
What's your most popular dish?
Raw food lasagna with zucchini,cashew cheese, tomato sauce and marinated chanterelles.
Can you share a super easy recipe for our readers?
A super-easy but surprisingly delicious recipe is a banana ice cream.Freeze ripe bananas in chunks.Thaw them a few minutes and then blend into a soft serve ice cream in a blender.
Why raw and plant-based food? What's driving consumer interest?
Vegetables is tasty and nutritious, good for us and the planet. Prepared right, there is no need for animal products on the plate. We see a great increase in customer with food allergies,or those who choose to eat gluten-, lactose free,organic and more plant based food.
What do you forecast in terms of food production and labeling?
The Swedes are very concuss about these matters and there are ongoing debates on GMO labeling etc.We hope for a global labeling system for GMO Products.
Wellness + travel is a growing industry - where do you see food fitting in?
Food is one of the most important thing you can change to feel better and to be in better shape for a long rich life. When you travel it´s so exiting to explore new dishes and local foods.