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Tacodagen | Norwegian Tacos

It’s not unusual to hear Norwegians refer to Friday as “tacodagen”, or Taco Day. Since the 1970s, tacos have been a growing phenomenon in Norwegian households. Mexican cuisine became popular worldwide in the aftermath of the summer Olympics in Mexico in 1968, but in Norway it was initially the…

Cloudberries and Multekrem

Amalie and Eyolf had prepared a lovely dinner of reindeer meat, Brussels sprouts, and boiled potatoes to welcome me back to Norway, most of which whipped past my exhausted eyes and mouth in a dizzying blur. But the end of the meal, I remember vividly; smooth, sweet, silky cream…

Easter Lamb

As mentioned in Sheep at Dovre, Norwegian lamb is considered a world-class ingredient thanks to the nutritious sustenance provided by the wild pastures the sheep are left to roam. The lamb meat is filled with hints of mountain vegetation and herbs, as well as the clear, frigid water running…

Brunost | Brown Cheese

Yes, I did try whale meat, and shark, and a lot of fish; even some reindeer and moose. But the big surprise of the day came in the form of muddy-colored, tangy sweetness: may I present to you my favorite Norwegian invention since sliced cheese, brunost.

Literally translated as ‘brown…

Norwegian Lamb

Norwegian lamb is one of the world’s best and most-underrated ingredients. As the lambs roam wild over the mountains in the summer, their meat is spiced by the raw nature and climate of the Norwegian highlands. The surrounding wilderness transfers a touch of birch, mountain water and clean air…

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