The bow tie-donning Clark has “true Swedish” credentials to brag about. He placed second in last year’s popular Swedish reality show, “Allt för Sverige” (All for Sweden), a series about Swedish-Americans finding their roots in the mother country.
The episodes so far feature Clark checking out backpacks at Fjällräven, the first flagship store in Manhattan for the Swedish outdoor equipment and clothing company, interviewing Swedish-born artist Siri Berg and filling up on food and drinks at the Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Aquavit.
In future episodes, Clark will “play the piano with Magnus Mårtensson, and visit stores, artists and fairy godmothers along with the institutions of Sweden and Scandinavia in New York City.” But first, there’s an episode that introduces viewers to the series’ vibrant host.
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In other related news, with Swedish-like weather around the corner, Nordstjernan also offers a handy guide to Swedish home remedies to fight off colds and other ailments. Longtime Swedish radio show Ring så spelar vi (Call us and we’ll play) asked listeners to share their best household remedies, some of which the publication shared. Here are a few of the alternatives to cold medicine:
“My home remedy for colds: Dissolve two throat lozenges into boiling water in a big cup. Squeeze half a lemon and pour in the juice. Add a splash of whisky and honey. Will tickle your sinuses in a nice way.” Helene Gustavsson, Göteborg
“Cough syrup: Slice a piece of ginger, add 1 teaspoon thyme and 1 cup of milk. Let boil 10 minutes then strain. Drink three times a day.” Lena Landy