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Mack Brewery sign

Raising a Glass to Ludwig Markus Mack

Tromsø is famous for its cultural scene, the northern lights, and its nickname “the Paris of the north”. But did you know Tromsø is also famous for its beer? Way back in 1877, Ludwig Markus Mack founded the Bavarian-influenced Macks Ølbryggeri (Mack Brewery)...
Entrance to Oslo Food Hall

Food Glorious Food – Eating My Way Around Oslo’s Mathallen

Norway is not a nation known for its cuisine, but could that be set to change? Fish, dried fish, rotting fish, pickled fish… throw in some bread and potatoes and there you have it – not...
Norwegian bakery

The Norwegian Bread Belly

Today I want to talk to you about a problem I have in Norway. It's not only personal to me, for it seems most newcomers to Norway suffer from this condition within the first year or...
Kvikk Lunsj wrapper

Norwegian Brands – Kvikk Lunsj

In such a healthy and active country as Norway, I find it hard to comprehend that a chocolate bar has such a place in peoples hearts! Introducing to you, Kvikk Lunsj. Its distinctive red, yellow and...
Inside the Nighthawk Diner, Oslo

Nighthawk Diner, Grünerløkka

And so, our epic quest for Oslo’s best burger continues! The American-themed Nighthawk Diner is a magnet for hipsters, smack bang in the middle of Oslo's Grünerløkka district. So… how else to start but with an Instagram...
Illegal Burger graphic

Illegal Burger, Møllergata

And so, our epic quest for Oslo's best burger begins! Gerry and I kicked off our quest with Aftenposten's favourite, Illegal Burger on Møllergata, a few steps from Youngstorget in the city centre. It's also a...
Illegal Burger, Oslo

The Search is on for Oslo’s Best Burger

Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten recently declared the burgers served by Illegal Burger on Møllergata as the best in Oslo. Always up for a food-related challenge, me and fellow Life in Norway blogger Gerry are going to conduct...
Blocks of brunost, Norwegian brown cheese

Brunost: Norwegian Brown Cheese

One of Norway's most intriguing foods (to foreigners at least) is eaten daily by many Norwegians for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Norway’s national diet harks back to its days as a poor country, with...