Known as black gold, oil has driven Norway's economy for fifty years. But the importance of white gold goes back a millennium. DNA research from the fish bone remains of Viking meals has revealed that Norwegians have been transporting Arctic cod from the north of Norway into mainland Europe for 1,000 years. Funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Leverhulme Trust, the study aimed to shed … [Read more...]
Norwegian Food & Drink
A guide to food and drink in Norway, from traditional salted and dried dishes to modern restaurants.
Busy families order food boxes from NettMat to save time and eat healthily. Nettmat.no deliver food boxes packed with local produce from the Rogaland region to thousands of customers in and around the main Norwegian cities: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. Their goal is to provide Norway's busy population with a healthy, varied diet. There are five different menus on offer and most … [Read more...]
Norwegians enjoy cod guilt-free thanks to this tasty, seasonal Arctic variety. Cod, known in Norwegian as torsk, is commonplace on menus the length and breadth of the country. But right now it's the variety known as skrei that is the most sought-after. Skrei is young Arctic cod caught around the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands high up in the remote north-west of Norway. Its relative youth (the … [Read more...]
Meet the British pastry chef making a sweet living in Bodø. British pastry chef Craig Alibone fulfilled a lifelong dream last month by opening his very own patisserie in the northern city of Bodo. I recently visited Bodø but it was a few weeks before his store opened, so I was unable to sample any of Craig's incredible looking creations! However Craig took some time out of his hectic schedule … [Read more...]
Whether you are an expat looking for ways to expand your social circles or a local wanting an activity that includes trying something new, Socialcooking.no is the concept for you. This is a new option for socialising that was launched on the 19th of January in the Stavanger region and has been a success so far! How did I get involved? I first found out about the concept when I saw a post where … [Read more...]