Tag Archives: Culinary Traditions

From one generation to another

Outside Oslo's Daytona Strong reflects on sharing tradition in the kitchen Sometimes it’s a grandmother’s wedding ring, other times a great grandfather’s Bible inscribed with handwritten notes about special dates. When it comes to family relics – those items that carry with them the legends of generations past – the object is not what matters so ...

Pickled herring for all!

From left: Tomato, mustard and sherry pickled herring bring some variety to this delicious seafood staple.  Photo: Tine.no

Three variations on a classic that are sure to please Are you a pickled herring lover? Dress up this delicious classic and enjoy a twist on an old favorite. Or maybe you have a pickled herring skeptic in the family? Give them a choice between the delicious tastes of tomato, mustard or sherry – at ...

A sweet Lenten tradition

Fastelavnsboller are served the Monday before Ash Wednesday, so mark your calendar to bake up these sweet treats on Feb. 20! Photo: Lorenz Books

Celebrate heritage and tradition by baking delicious fastelavnsboller By Judith H. Dern Special to the Norwegian American Weekly Craving something deliciously sweet before Lent begins? How about a warm-from-the-oven, cream-filled fastelavn bun? Although Lent is observed by few modern Norwegians, some culinary traditions survive to make the days leading up to Lent’s advent festive and delicious. On Shrovetide ...

Fårikålens festday

Today is National Fårikål Day!

Did you know that the classic Norwegian dish, fårikål, has its own day? On the last Thursday in September, fårikål celebrates its own national holiday. As the cool fall weather begins to set in, many Norwegians will take time today to make the delicious, hot lamb-and-cabbage dish. "Find the pot, invite family or friends and enjoy the ...

Smörgas Chef

Photo: Jow Howansky CEO and Executive Chef, Morten Sohlberg.

Bringing Scandinavian flavors to the U.S. By Håkon Vinje New York, N.Y. For the Norwegian American Weekly The Smörgås Chef Restaurant Group was founded in 2003 by Norwegian chef and entrepreneur Morten Sohlberg and his wife Min Ye. From the first modest sandwich shop in the Financial District in New York City, a full-service restaurant and bar followed. Soon after, ...

A Taste of Norway in Squamish, B.C.

din baker -- Norwegian Olympic Team Bakers

For a country with a population of only 4.7 million, Norway has done extremely well in Winter Olympic competitions. In fact, I met an enthusiastic member of their delegation in Whistler a couple of weeks ago and he claimed that since 1992, Norway has won more Winter Olympic medals than any other nation. ...

Tallest Man Meets Largest Gingerbread Man

Sultan Kösen, the world\

In Norway, 8-foot-1-inch Tall Sultan Koesen unveils cookie that weighs 1,435 pounds The world's tallest man has unveiled what's touted as the world's largest gingerbread man at an Ikea store in Oslo. The Ikea's Oslo store says 8-foot-1-inch tall Sultan Koesen of Turkey presented the cookie that weighs 1,435 pounds. It was baked in the traditional gingerbread ...

Norwegian cooking series not rip off, court rules

A Norwegian court has reached a verdict in the legal battle between Viasat-owned broadcaster TV3 and ProSiebenSat.1-owned rival TVNorge over the alleged plagiarism of ITV Studios' Come Dine With Me format, writes C21media.net A court in Oslo ruled that TVNorge's series 4 Stjerners Middag Halv åtte (Four Star Dinner: Half Past Eight) is not a rip-off ...

Milestone for Norwegian research

On September 7, the Research Council of Norway (RCN) awarded NOK 181 million for research infrastructure. The allocation is the first of a national investment initiative that runs to 2017. The allocation means the realisation of 12 major infrastructures for research on energy and the environment, food, oceans, health care, ICT, geology, space physics, materials technology ...

The Norwegian Defense Ministry’s task: 15% of organic food in 2012

The Norwegian Ministry for Defense recently announced that in 2012 15% of its bases and institutions will turn to organic. Due to the large consumption by officials and soldiers, this measure will help boost the production and popularization of organic foods. As part of this plan, the Defense cooking departments in Norway have already received funding to ...