Entries Tagged ‘Norwegian’


There are probably no other Christmas foods in Norway that cause such a division as lutefisk. You either love it or hate it, praise it or ridicule it. But like it or not, it’s here to stay. Norwegians consume close to 3000 tons of lutefisk each year! Lutefisk is made from stockfish (air-dried fish) that […]


Carolling isn’t something Australians are used to.  There is just something not quite right with wearing thongs (flip-flops) and shorts in the scorching heat singing ‘Dashing through the snow…’.  Carolling in Norway just makes sense. In Norway, it is our family’s tradition to go carolling on Christmas Eve.  I thought it would be awfully freezing […]

Pineapple Upside

Lilu loves pineapple so what better cake to make for her birthday than a pineapple upside-down cake.  Farmor had never heard of a pineapple upside-down cake before so it was my turn to show off a bit of my culture.  Sometimes cooking recipes from back home can be a bit tricky in Norway, especially cakes. […]


Pinnekjøtt is one of the must-have traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes. It is made from ribs of lamb or mutton that has been salted and dried, and so it has a very strong flavour. Pinnekjøtt directly translates into “stick meat” in English, but the name doesn’t come from the shape of the meat (e.g. the ribs […]

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