Tilslørte Jordbærpiker

I’ve previously written about the old classic Norwegian dessert “Tilslørte Bondepiker” loosely translated to “Vailed Farm Girls”. The traditional recipe contains apples in the form of applesauce, layered with breadcrumbs and whipped cream, and served in a nice...

Norvegan Strawberry Rullekake

Rullekake, otherwise known as a roulade or Swiss roll cake, is a simple yet versatile and delicious cake based on sukkebrød which we call a sugary sponge cake, and is the base for Norwegian bløtkaker and marzipan cakes as well. Rullekake is typically layered with jam...

Vegan Kvæfjordkake

Kvæfjordkake, also known as ‘verdens beste’, the world’s best cake, is Norway's national cake. Based on a sponge cake, it is layered and filled with whipped cream mixed with vanilla custard and topped with a ‘lid’ of meringue sprinkled with sliced almonds. Many would...


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,


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.


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!


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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