Vimmerby, Pippi Longstocking and Meatballs

Tareq and moose

Vimmerby in Sweden is traditionally known as the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren – the much loved children’s book author who created Pippi Longstocking, among others. Tareq and the crew headed out to Vimmerby last week for another Season 2 episode to see what else the village and the surrounding area has to offer. Starting with Lindgren’s beloved characters, a visit to a theme park dedicated to her work serves only local, traditional food – no junk or sugary things allowed here. Tareq meets a renowned pizza chef and makes his own pies using whatever he finds in the forest, and he also gets to feed an elk – not something for the faint hearted. Look at the “Episodes” button at the top of this page to find out more about what Tareq got up to.