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picture News March, 2 2021
image: Full speed ahead at the SCCE Kräftskiva Full speed ahead at the SCCE Kräftskiva Once again SCCE could welcome a full house of partygoers, representing our member companies and cooperating organizations from all over Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany, to the annual Kräftskiva - Crayfish Party.

And once again it became an evening filled up with crayfish, salads, beer, wine, nubbe and of course also singing!

The Kräftskiva is a more than one hundred year's old Swedish tradition, celebrated in the late summer/early autumn period. The timing is connected to the former, legally limited, late summer period for crayfish harvesting in Sweden. This timing doesn't have any legal significance any more, but the crayfish party period has been preserved both in Sweden and among Swedes abroad.

Though crayfish are eaten in many countries all over the world, it is only Sweden that cooks them in this special and tasty way. Basic ingredients include salt water and fresh crown-dill (harvested after the dill plant has flowered). Additionally a small amount of sugar and even porter (dark beer) is added, and the crayfish are then left in the juice to cool down and take even more taste before serving. Actually, the Kräftskiva is one of very few Swedish traditional parties where ‘sill, potatis och köttbullar' (herring, potatoes and meatballs) aren't playing the leading role on the table.

On behalf of the SCCE Council I would like to thank the team at Viimsi Peokeskus for their hospitality, and Pernod Ricard Estonia and Veinipood for supporting our supply of nubbe, beer and wine. My thanks also go to Olavi Andla from Blue Drum for his support in leading the traditional Swedish and Estonian singing - a necessity when you drink the nubbe the Swedish way!

And last but not least, my sincere thanks to all SCCE members with colleagues, partners and friends for making yet another SCCE Kräftskiva take off and reach the skies!


Kristiina Sikk
SCCE Ombudsman

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