Select Page
Bacalao: Where Norway Meets Portugal

Bacalao: Where Norway Meets Portugal

Bacalao is a Spanish term for dried, salted cod but also refers to a flavorful, slightly spicy stew with tomatoes, roast peppers, potatoes, and olives. Bacalao is one of those dishes I just remembered how much I miss and is a very typical and popular dish in my home...
Strawberry-Rhubarb Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cake

I think one of my fondest childhood memories was to walk into our garden and behind the stabbur (storage outhouse) with a cup of sugar where a wild bunch of rhubarbs grew. I would dip a rhubarb stalk into the sugar, and marvel at the tartness of the rhubarb being...
Summer in Norway Means New Potatoes

Summer in Norway Means New Potatoes

Potatoes. What could be more Norwegian than that? Although the potato has lost some of its stronghold in Norwegian cuisine as Norwegians’ taste buds are becoming more international, it is still a huge part of our diet. I can’t count how many times I’ve been at...
Sankthansaften – Norway’s Summer Solstice

Sankthansaften – Norway’s Summer Solstice

While the international world hears of “Midsummer” celebrations in Sweden, Norwegians have a similar celebration around the same time referred to as “Sankthansaften”, also sometimes called “Jonsok”. This was thought to be the birthday of Johannes the Baptist. “Jon”...
Havrebrød – Norwegian Oat Bread

Havrebrød – Norwegian Oat Bread

It’s no secret that Norwegians love bread. Not only do we love and eat a lot of it in general, but many are also fantastic bakers. I think it’s generally more common for people in Scandinavia to make their own loaves at home than in any other region of the world. We...
Pytt i Panne—A Nearly Forgotten Norwegian Classic

Pytt i Panne—A Nearly Forgotten Norwegian Classic

Pytt i panne is a Norwegian everyday classic dish I probably would most closely compare to Asian stir fry, or a British bubble and squeak or even a good old American hash. Made up of leftovers, it typically consists of fried potatoes, onions, and meat. Pytt i panne...