How to Survive a Norwegian Christmas
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by froginthefjord
5M ago
You might have been invited to a Christmas dinner, Christmas “frokost” or lunch, a vacation or a cabin trip during Christmas time in Norway. How to act, what to say? Don’t panic. The good news is that if a Norwegian family has invited you to their close intimate Christmas family dinner, it means they count you as a very close friend or part as their ..read more
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10 Strange Food to Eat in Norway
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by froginthefjord
5M ago
As a disclaimer I must say not all of these are typical Norwegian. Liquorice is for example eaten in many other Nordic countries. That being said, there are very strange things Norwegians come up with in terms of food culture, either by taste or because of the access of certain produce (ex. skrei/cod as on the picture above). 1. Cod tongue Cod tongue is a ..read more
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Høstsuppe: Butternut squash, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
  As Autumn is coming, with its beautiful red-orange-yellow colours and its new seasonal vegetables, here is a recipe for all of those who want to start, already, to make things warm and koselig. Not only are pumpkins a seasonal vegetable coming back in your shops, the ginger will spice it all up and keep you safe from infections as the change of seasons is ..read more
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Recipe: Sarah Bernard Norwegian Style
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
Making Norwegian patisserie and konfekt as they call it here can take ages (just imagine how much time it takes to make blødkake, with all the layers and the cream, and the marsipanlokk). Anyway, this time I’ve tried matprat’s Sarah Bernard’s recipe and made a few modifications while also writing it in English. This recipe will make between 22 and 30 pieces depending on how ..read more
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Why do kids in Norway get such bad food?
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
My child was a bit over 1 year old, and we had our first parental meeting with the barnehage pedagogical leader, a person with high authority in a Norwegian barnehage. “You child will have great difficulties to learn to speak” she said. I was horrified. I am neither a health personnel nor an expert in child behavior, I am just a mum. She is an ..read more
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Norwegian Cuisine cannot be the Worst in the World, right?
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
TasteAtlas Awards 2022 ranked 95 countries from best to worst cuisine. Surprise surprise, Norway makes last spot, therefore becoming the worst cuisine in the world according to TasteAtlas. Is it really that bad? Who did Norway lose against? Let’s look at something else first. Which cuisines did Norway lose against? Where is for example ranked Danish cuisine in this survey, which is I think really ..read more
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How Norwegians’ Love for Traditions is Driving Me Crazy
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by froginthefjord
11M ago
«Vi er en ribbe-familie» is one of the strange sentences one can hear just before Christmas time in Norway (We are a “ribbe”-family). It is the end of a conversation when asking a family what they eat for Christmas (easy, it’s usually either ribbe or pinnekjøtt or sometimes lutefisk). Suddenly Norwegians are more sure of what they will eat for Christmas, in which house, and ..read more
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Why do kids in Norway get such bad food?
A Frog in the Fjord » Food
by froginthefjord
11M ago
My child was a bit over 1 year old, and we had our first parental meeting with the barnehage pedagogical leader, a person with high authority in a Norwegian barnehage. “You child will have great difficulties to learn to speak” she said. I was horrified. I am neither a health personnel nor an expert in child behavior, I am just a mum. She is an ..read more
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How Norwegians’ Love for Traditions is Driving Me Crazy
A Frog in the Fjord » Food
by froginthefjord
11M ago
«Vi er en ribbe-familie» is one of the strange sentences one can hear just before Christmas time in Norway (We are a “ribbe”-family). It is the end of a conversation when asking a family what they eat for Christmas (easy, it’s usually either ribbe or pinnekjøtt or sometimes lutefisk). Suddenly Norwegians are more sure of what they will eat for Christmas, in which house, and ..read more
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Recipe: Sweet potato & Chili soup
A Frog in the Fjord » Food
by froginthefjord
11M ago
Ingredients: 4 medium sized sweet potatoes (or 2-3 big ones) 1 long red chili 3 small potatoes 1 can of coconut milk 1 spoon of vegetable oil 3 carrots vegetable bouillon 2 onions 2 pieces of garlic 1/2 tea spoon of turmeric and 1 tea spoon of curry powder   Dice the onions, the garlic and the chili. Add them in a warm pan (middle warmth ..read more
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