Tore Wretman (7 May 1916 - 13 February 2003) was a Swedish restaurateur, chef, television personality, and writer. Based mainly in Stockholm, he owned the restaurants Riche, Stallmästaregården, and Operakällaren between 1945 and 1990, altough not all at the same time. He is recognized, by food critics and prominent chefs of today, as one of the most influencial Swedish restaurateurs in the 19th century.
Known for renewing the Swedish cuisine (Husmanskost), Wretman popularized traditional dishes such as meatballs as well as introducing French cuisine to the Swedish restaurant culture. He later became well-known to a broader public by his many TV-shows and cookbooks.
Wretman is credited as the inventor of the Swedish appetizer Toast Skagen plus a salad dressing named Rhode Island (a version of the American Thousand Island Dressing). He co-founded the Swedish Academy of Gastronomy.
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