Kosta Hyttsill - welcome to a unique evening in the cabin!
Cabin herring is an old tradition in the Glasriket, which goes back to the time when the cabin was the focal point of the village. Here, the visitor is offered in the evening authentic Småland food prepared in the cold ovens, drinks, entertainment and master-level glassblowing.
Old Småland tradition
Hyttsill is an old social and food tradition that has its origins in the heyday of the glassworks. In fact, people have been eating herring for 175 years in the old cabin. There was plenty of herring here in Småland thanks to the trade exchange with the sailors down in Karlskrona who needed wood for their boats.
It became Hyttsill when the day's work was over for the glassblowers and then the ovens were used for cooking and the warm surroundings around the oven became a natural socializing place. Salted herring and skinned potatoes were grilled in the pile of ashes in the cooling pipe where the glass had previously been to cool. You could also choose to wrap the herring in newspaper and put it next to the glass furnace, which was still about 1100-1200 degrees hot. When it started to smoke, almost burning in the paper, the herring was ready and it was really salty because you took the herring directly from the barrels. We don't do that today, but we water the salted herring before we cook it.
At the cabin herring, the co-workers met after work with their families together with hunters from the forests and tramps who, in exchange for food and drink, told news and stories from the surrounding towns, but also what was done at the other glassworks with design and glass technology. So the tramps were more than welcome in the evenings. Here they discussed the problems of the time, told stories, played music and sang. At the cabin herring, the co-workers met after work with their families, hunters from the surrounding forests and, of course, the tramps. It was not unusual for 15-20 tramps to gather on the wooden boxes in the warm cabin to tell stories and eat a bite to eat.
Cabin herring food consists primarily of salted herring cooked with onions and cream. The dining table also includes lard strips, salt pork and baked potatoes with spiced butter, which are typical food for the area. Cheesecake, jam and cream are served with the coffee.
This year's Christmas cabin herring
During the Christmas market period from November 11 - December 31, Kosta Hyttsill offers both Christmas Hyttsill with elements of classic Christmas dishes but also entertaining Christmas Hyttsill with famous artists. This year's repertoire is better than ever with artists such as Robert Wells, Sonja Alden, Tenneessee Tears, Nanne Grönwall, Chris Kläfford & Thomas Dileva. We promise music & entertainment of the highest quality!
Below you have the opportunity to book the respective Christmas cabin herring:
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