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Norwegian cuisine

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So, I've been living in Norway for past few months, but I know very little of the Norwegian cuisine. Since food is an important part of every culture, I thought it would be a good topic to discuss. Are there any dishes that are typicaly Norwegian? What do modern day Norwegians usually eat? Is there anything you can eat only in Norway? (I know about the brunost ;) )

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/eriicaaa

Some interesting dishes I've heard of are:

Potet klub (basically a potato ball with bacon or something in the middle)

Krumkaker (ice cream cone-like dessert thingies)

Kjøttkaker (meat-cakes) or kjøttballer

Lefse (a tortilla-like flatbread made from potatoes)

I haven't tried many of these yet so, if you do, let me know how they taste!
・ᴗ・

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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krumkaker*

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Those all look/sound delicious!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bronzdragon

I have a norwegian roommate, and the one food he's shared with me is this: vafler

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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Try lutefisk and fiskeboller. I absolutely guarantee that you'll find them both delicious.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stigjohan
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Pickled herring! You can find different varieties such as sursild, sennepssild, kryddersild, tomatsild and more. Try it for breakfast on wholemeal bread along with a boiled egg!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kejtros
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I have some Norwegian friends and recently they prepared Rakfisk for me :) Just after I finished eating, they told me it could be poisonous if prepared in a wrong way :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakfisk

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj
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Have a look at US diplomats and embassy staff tasting some traditional Norwegian dishes (not all served at Christmas really, but still interesting): http://norway.usembassy.gov/holidayvideo2015.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillP
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Not really "cuisine", but can't stop in Norway without getting some Freya Melkesjokolade :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ingebj
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It is stil spelled Freia...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Middangeard
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I made some wonderful bettasuppe last winter. Good, filling, hearty soup for the cold winter days... I hope to make it again soon.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/novae-lithic

It isn't a dish, but Snøfrisk - a Norwegian spreadable goat's cheese - is quite unique. And, unlike much other food in Norway - very affordable (less than 10 kroner at the Rema Tusen for the plain variety).

And, although it's originally Portuguese, Bacalao seems to be traditional and popular in Norway too. (http://www.aperitif.no/oppskrifter/oppskrift/klassisk-bacalao/283759).

3 years ago

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