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Norwegian coffee culture

The first time I took my American husband to Norway, he was amazed at how much coffee Norwegians drink.  Not only for breakfast, but once again before lunch, then after lunch before dinner and most importantly;  after dinner, accompanied by a wide array of cookies and...

Aquavit – a national treasure

On Christmas Eve, Aquavit (or “akevitt” as we say in Norway) is consumed extensively throughout many households in Scandinavia, my own being no different. With a heavy meal such as smoked mutton, pork belly, sausage, meat patties, boiled potatoes,...

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