ALL THINGS NORWEGIAN BY A NATIVE NORWEGIAN

Pickled Rhubarb

Rhubarb season happens to be right now, a sure sign that spring is in full effect.  When I was little, rhubarb grew wild in the backyard of our house in Norway, and many people considered it a weed. To me, it was exciting to see things just pop out of the ground...

Norvegan Maiboller

Today’s recipe takes inspiration from an idea created by talented Norwegian pastry chef and food blogger Elin Vatnar of krem.no.A few years ago she started a tradition of making spring-inspired cardamom buns filled with vanilla custard. She shapes them into cute...

Seeded Whole Grain No-Knead Bread: Norwegian bliss in every bite!

Bread is probably the number one reason I started this blog. Besides seeing my family every time I went back to Norway, one of the most thrilling reunions was with the seeded, whole-grain breads that are so common and beloved all over the country.  There's a...

NORWAY: THE LAND OF FJORDS, VIKINGS, TROLLS, AND THE MIDNIGHT SUN (AND LEFSE!)

Welcome to Arctic Grub!

This is my site of recipes, travel tips, and stories about the cuisine, history, and culture of Norway, my home country.

New York is where I call home now, but my Norwegian roots are strong and Arctic Grub is where I share my love for ‘Norge’.

Explore the blog, try out a new recipe or two, and leave me a comment to let me know how it goes. 

With love,

Sunny

Norwegian Food

I write about classic Norwegian food, but I recreate traditional recipes and turn them all plant-based. None of the taste, experience, or uniqueness of Norwegian cuisine is lost, and in many cases, the dishes are improved!

Having grown up with a masterful cook as a mother and being a trained chef has its advantages—dive in to discover the flavors of the fjords!

Scandinavian Drinks

Norway has so much to offer on the drink scene: From being leaders in the craft beer industry to artisan aquavit producers, to the history of Norwegian families present in the Cognac region of France, there is a lot to explore and tell here.

Join me!

Culture & History

The main reason I started this blog over seven years ago, was my hunger for learning more about the history and culture behind the Norwegian dishes I was making and had eaten over the years. I am equally passionate about sharing stories as I am about providing you with recipes. Why? Food is representative of people and learning the ‘why’ behind your meal may enrich your experience and connection to the food even further.

Travel

Dreaming of traveling to Norway to see the fjords, the midnight sun, and the northern lights? In this section, I give you insider tips and recommendations beyond the usual touristy suggestions you find everywhere. Norway is as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, you just need to know where to go and what to do. If you want authentic information from someone who keeps a tab on what’s happening in Norway today, check back here regularly!

GET THE EBOOK

A Collection of Recipes from Arctic Grub is a special selection of over 60 of my favorite classic, Norwegian recipes. If you love Norwegian and Scandinavian food and culture, this book is for you!

From smoked “lox” to kransekakestenger, traditional whole grain breads, krumkaker, creamy marzipan cakes, and “meatballs”, it’s all inside this special collection.

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