“[Johanna Kindvall’s] first solo book is “beyond beautiful. She’s a wonderful artist and illustrator. It’s got all the elements of hygge in it, and it offers a new way of thinking about small plates.”
Judith Rosen, Publishers Weekly

(a selection of press, reviews, radio etc including selection of written work by Johanna Kindvall)

“Illustrations leave room for more creativity in the kitchen.” – Q&A with Johanna Kindvall by Anna Brones at Comestible Journal

The Social CTV – Self-care traditions from around the world

Marin Independent Journal Cookbook review: ‘Smorgasbord’ is all about gathering together around food by David Cook

Food52 – How to Get Your Smörgås On by Johanna Kindvall

NPR – The Salt, December 2017 – At Christmas, The Swedish Smörgåsbord Redefines over the Top by Larissa Zimberoff

NYTIMES, April 7 2015 – A New Cookbook Imparts the Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Lindsey Tramuta

Martha Stewart, August 2017 – This Illustrated Swedish Feast is Adorable
by Alexandra Lim-Chua Wee

The Telegraph, UK, June 17 2015 – Scandi food: why Swedes do midsummer – and coffee breaks – best by Diana Henry

Saveur Magazine, November 2017 – The Cinnamon & Cardamom buns (from Fika) listed as one of 9 best Fall cravings

Food Republic, September 2017 – Smorgasbord, Illustrated: Check Out The Art Of Swedish Food – Illustrated Guide

Smörgåsbord cookbook review by Tara’s Multicultural Table

Globe and Mail, November 2017 – Coffee Time by Karen Pinchin

Genius Kitchen, December 2017 – Toast Skagen recipe from Smörgåsbord

Genius Kitchen, December 2017 – Smörgåsbord listed as one of their favorite picks for a cookbook club

Elle Decor, November 2017 – ‘Fika’ is the Swedish version of a coffee break — And we should all be embracing it by Becca Endicott 

AFAR, November 2017 – The Smörgåsbord cookbook listed in the Gifts for the Consummate Reader – list

The Wine Society, November 2017 – The Christmas Table by Johanna Kindvall

The Wine Society, November 2017 – Glögg: A Scandinavian mulled wine recipe by Johanna Kindvall

Heritage Radio Network, 2015 – interview by Cathy Erway  on Eat Your Words

Huffington Post, The Smörgåsbord cookbook listed in the Cookbook Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017 by Jamie Schler

WCCO | CBS Local Minnesota – October 28, 2017 – Interview by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl on Off the Menu

Signature Reads, September 2017 – How Moving to New York from Sweden Changed My Approach to Cooking – by Johanna Kindvall

Publishers Weekly, September 2017 – From a Buyer: The Seven Most Anticipated Cookbooks of Fall
by Judith Rosen

Stir the Pots – Smörgåsbord – A Party for Johanna Kindvall’s Book Release by Jeremy Shapiro

Edible Manhattan, February 2016 – A Swedish Coffee Tradition Breaks Through the Day’s Buzz by Rachel Safko, photos by Scott Gordon Bleicher

COOL HUNTING, March 2015 – Review of Fika – The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Hans Aschim

The Huffington Post, 2017 – Food as Art: Out-of-the-Ordinary (Food) Instagrammers To Discover in 2017 by Jamie Schler

Evening Standard, UK What is fika? Everything you need to know about the art of the Swedish coffee break by Liz Connor,

Star Tribune, November 2015 – Nordic cuisine takes center stage in this season’s new cookbooks by Lee Svitak Dean

WPR – Food Friday: Kaffe, Treats, And A Moment To Unwind Make Up Fika, The Swedish Coffee Break, 2016 – fika talk with J. Carlisle Larsen

Epicurious, November 2015 – Take a Break with a Swedish Fika by Mindy Fox

The Kitchn, 2015 – Article by Anna Brones including recipe from Fika

Huffington Post – What We Could All Learn From Sweden’s Coffee-Break Ritual by Alison Spiegel

Pantry Confidential – Sneak Peak into Johanna Kindvall’s kitchen

Eater, 2015 – Fika Wants to School You on the Swedish Coffee Break by Kat Odell

The History of Punch, the Art of Fika – KCRW radio interview (end of the program)


Food in JarsBook review of Fika by Marisa McClellan

Exressen, Sweden 2015 – USA ska lära sig fika – med hjälp av ny bok by Måns Ivarsson

The Globe and Mail, Canada, 2015 – How Swede it is: A charming new book illuminates the art of fika, the Swedish coffee break

Condé Nast Traveller, 2015  – LONDON’S BEST PLACES FOR FIKA by Fiona Kerr

Publishers Weekly, 2015 – Meet the Rookies: Sports Books 2015 by Jill Caryl Weiner

Popsugar, 2015 – Frozen Fans: Make This Swedish Cookie by Anna Monette Roberts 

edible Michiana, Spring 2015 – Article about Fika with two recipes from the book Fika – The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break (by Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall)

Interview with Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall by Lola A. Åkerström, Slow Travel Stockholm

Saveur Magazine, January & February 2015. Fika (by Anna Brones & Johanna Kindvall) was listed as #6 in Saveur 100 Cooks’ Edition

The Foodie Bugle magazine, reveille 2, 2013 – feature about The Culinary Cyclist (by Anna Brones illustrated by Johanna)

Damernas Värld, Sweden, issue 8, 2012

Elle Eten, Netherland, issue 1, 2012

In September 2011, Kokblog was listed as one of  55 Great Global Food Blogs by Saveur Magazine

Johanna Kindvall’s Illustrations, by Jane Parker, Foodie Bugle, December 2011

Sites We Love: Kokblog, Saveur Magazine, June 16, 2011

Illustrated Recipe for stock was used in a post at GOOD, 2011