Culture / Society

A love letter to the humble daily delight of knäckebröd

By Elin Unnes

Professionals can tell what time of year the bread was made from the taste alone. Photo: Kristian Bengtsson

In Sweden, crispbread is as integral to everyday life as the air we breathe. Enjoyed on all occasions by Swedes from all walks of life, this humble daily delight holds a special place in our hearts. Novelist Elin Unnes is spirited away by the village of Skedvi as she unravels the wood-fired magic of knäckebröd