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September 28, 2010 8:28 PM   Subscribe

Going to Ikea anytime soon? Stop by the kitchen section pick up their new baking cookbook, Homemade is Best, for free! (Limited time offer, only available in Sweden.) Try a game of guess-the-recipe and look at all the pretty pictures. [via]
posted by phunniemee (20 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
With ingredient presentations like this, I can only wonder what kinds of hip, contemporary ways that Ikea designers cut out lines of coke for their parties.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:32 PM on September 28, 2010 [7 favorites]


I swear, at least half the reason I ever go to Ikea is so that I can get a slice of princess torte at the cafe.
posted by scody at 8:35 PM on September 28, 2010


I saw this first on the Things Organized Neatly tumblr.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:50 PM on September 28, 2010


Tibetan monks make Mandala sand paintings for days only to blow them away in minutes. Perhaps it's therapeutic, too much precision and order leads to disorder and violence. There was a Nazi philosophy (actually much older Germanic in character), "the cleansing power of violence". The sense of order in those pictures is stifling.
posted by stbalbach at 8:52 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Koks för festen?
posted by Ahab at 8:56 PM on September 28, 2010


They completely leave out the details to get from the constituent parts to the beautiful finished product. Sounds about right.
posted by rouftop at 9:18 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Taking a look at some pictures, I'm guessing the recipes to be Glödd, Kvårt, Talpo & Smärg. Do I win anything?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:19 PM on September 28, 2010


I spent a good 20 minutes yesterday trying to find out if it will be available in the US at all. There were a couple less than authoritative blog posts and comments which said it would only be available in Sweden. Anyone know if it will ever make it over here? I'd even pay money for it!
posted by domakesaypat at 9:28 PM on September 28, 2010




I swear, at least half the the only reason I ever go to Ikea is so that I can get a slice of princess torte at the cafe 50 cent hot dogs.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:36 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


If the closest Ikea was within 2 miles rather than 40 miles away, I'd go there every day for the meatballs. Mmm.

The ingredients laid out remind me of the Chocolate Finale at Alinea. I really do hope to get to eat there one of these days.
posted by kmz at 10:05 PM on September 28, 2010


I tried to make the meatballs and lingonberry preserves, but there was just one ingredient missing.
posted by peeedro at 10:29 PM on September 28, 2010


I'll be happy if they ever release the recipe for the Carrot cake they sell in their cafe. It has to be the most perfect carrot cake I've ever had. No, seriously. I don't care if it's fantastic or crap, it's just exactly what I think a carrot cake should be...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 1:55 AM on September 29, 2010


Wasn't there a blog somewhere that had photos of things like blenders and telephones all dismantled and arranged prettily like this? I'm not imagining it, I'm sure.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:04 AM on September 29, 2010


We don't have any Ikeas here. Super sad face.
posted by misha at 6:11 AM on September 29, 2010


They probably want you to assemble the food yourself.
posted by MtDewd at 7:53 AM on September 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


We went to the Stockholm IKEA last year, apparently it is the biggest in the world. It was a living hell.
posted by biffa at 8:23 AM on September 29, 2010


Ikea made me angry. It would not let me order, for delivery, the accessories for the shelves, or worse, the smallest shelf unit. Very stupid, when placing an order for a bunch of stuff. i wouldn't think much of it, except Ikea is a pain to get to, from where I live.

I'd mind less, if I could get that cook book. Making a big deal of it, then saying Sweden-only, seems rather unfriendly, almost hostile. Of course, Ikea doesn't have to care. They've already destroyed most competition.
posted by Goofyy at 9:33 AM on September 29, 2010


i call shenanigans. there are no cheap allen wrenches in those shots.
posted by lester at 10:48 AM on September 29, 2010


They probably want you to assemble the food yourself.

I actually bought some self-assembly food at Ikea recently. It was a rye bread kit, with all the ingredients in a large tetra-pack, like what you might normally buy milk or OJ in.

It seemed simple enough: add water, shake, and pour into a tray to bake. Only, I think they accidentally filled the tetra-pack with wood shavings & other industrial offcuts, because it wasn't all that nice to eat.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:09 PM on September 29, 2010


i call shenanigans. there are no cheap allen wrenches in those shots.

I agree. A few months ago, my roommate and I furnished a good portion of our new house with Ikea. We ended up with 10 allen wrenches...despite the fact that we only had 6 pieces of furniture that required allen wrenches. I'm considering framing them.
posted by kro at 5:00 AM on September 30, 2010


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