Tasty Tuesday: National Cheesecake Day

Oh yes!  A lovely item to celebrate.  I don’t know if my girls Rose, Dorothy, Blanche and Sophia knew how far ahead of the curve they were with their cheesecake fetish.  Who knew that it would soon have its own holiday?  From a popular dish in ancient Greece to a New York delicacy to having a restaurant chain named after it.  Evolution.  And one  that’s what?  Global!  New York may have its own style of cheesecake but countries around the world also make it their own!

Golden Girls and their New York Style Cheesecake

Polish Sernik

Swedish Ostkaka

German Käsekuchen

South African Rose Cheesecake

Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

Just gained 10 pounds/4.5 kilos!

Swedish Midsommar Celebration at Philadelphia Ikea

After enduring nine months of cloudiness and brrrr weather, the longest day of the year arrives and Swedes celebrate the commencement of Summer.  Midsommar (midsummer).  Finally, sunshine and smiley faces.  The gaiety includes flower picking, folk dancing and what else?  Food!  Traditional menus feature pickled herring, boiled potatoes, sour cream, a grilled fish, salmon and the season’s first strawberries and cream for dessert.  Ikea opened its café to all who wanted to eat like a Swede (or Rose Nylund) on their Midsommar celebration and for quite an affordable price.

Swedish Flag

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Looks like this salmon was a hit!