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Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

The first Christmas cookies I typically eat, are pepperkaker. These crispy, flavorful gingerbread cookies are seen everywhere across Norway from early December on to the end of the year, and a clear favorite among many kids and grown-ups alike. Nothing creates the...

The Only Food You’ll Be Happy Is Burnt

As a Norwegian having lived in NY for 20 years, I have perhaps become more American in many ways than Norwegian with the times.  But there is a time of year where I am definitely still 100% Norwegian and when homesickness strikes hard, and that is around Christmas....

Gløgg: The King of Mulled Wine

If you don’t know what gløgg is yet then you have really been missing out.  Many countries and cultures have their version of mulled wine (of which gløgg is one) – the Romans were the first to heat and spice their wine.  These days,  Scandinavians have got...