Norwegian Waffles

January 8, 2012
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If you read Saveur Magazine with any regularity you are familiar with their annual Saveur 100. 100 best places, dishes, items, bits and pieces, miscellany. Some are useful, some delicious, some over the top, some entirely too esoteric. This year leading the pack in the entirely too esoteric (but all too captivating) category is Griswold Cast Iron, […]

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December 9, 2011
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Fårikål is a traditional Norwegian dish, consisting of mutton, cabbage, whole black pepper corns and a little wheat flour, cooked for several hours in a stew pot and served with boiled potatoes (no surprise there for a Norwegian dish). Fårikål translates directly to “sheep in cabbage”. Originally a dish from the Western part of Norway, this “bucket of bah” is now enjoyed in all parts of […]

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Norway in New Orleans

November 9, 2011
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I’m not sure why it has taken us quite this long to write about the New Orleans Norwegian Seaman’s Church, but spurred on by last weekend’s Scandinavian Festival, here goes. Seaman’s Churches, or Sjømannskirken, exist in a variety of cities across the globe and throughout this country. You can get the full details here, but the Churches were founded […]

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Home Cured Gravlax

October 25, 2011
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Gravlax, not to be confused with smoked salmon, is a Nordic salmon cured in salt, sugar and dill. Like many dishes in Scandinavia it originated because of a need for preserving food for use during the long, cold winter months. The original gravlax was fermented and buried (much like rakfisk), but thanks to a combination […]

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Onion Pie with Parmesan and Thyme

August 31, 2011
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If you reside on this side of the Atlantic (and haven’t watched New Scandinavian Cooking on PBS) you’ve probably never heard of Andreas Viestad. I know I hadn’t. Usually when it comes to food and food related things I have a lesson or two to teach Gourmand. This time around though, it was he introducing me […]

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Fish for Father’s Day

June 22, 2011

Sunday was one of our many anniversaries (long story), so I asked the Gourmet if she wanted me to cook dinner instead of the more traditional going out routine. Against her better judgement she took me up on the offer. It isn’t that I can’t cook, I’m just not sufficiently into it to be that […]

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Swedish Cheese Tart, Reimagined

June 8, 2011
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“Swedish Cheese Tart” is not the most exciting recipe I have ever come across. It is, for that matter, an incredibly dull version of the sexier, Gallic version; the Quiche. I was thrilled, then, when this red-headed stepchild of a quiche turned into a delicious and indulgent meal, easily thrown together in a few minutes and a […]

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June 7, 2011
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I’m note sure I possess the wherewithal to cook traditional Norwegian food for two weeks straight. The traditional dishes can be quite heavy, fattening, and wintery. Not exactly where my head is currently, considering the sweltering temperatures outside and fresh vegetables filling the market. As I continue my two week Norwegian cooking extravaganza in honor of […]

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Fiskekaker Friday!

June 3, 2011
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Fish cakes. Norgs love them. In all honesty my experience with the food has been fairly limited. Of course I’ve had my fair share of Maryland crab cakes (and never really been a big fan), but the extent of my experience with minced Norwegian fish has been relegated to an unfortunate and notorious incident with […]

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Norwegian Breakfast (Norske Frokost)

May 30, 2011
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Norgs don’t eat pancakes, at least in the American sense of the word. They eat crêpes, the way the french do, not our stodgy, heavy, syrup sucking version. Gourmand, as I did, grew up eating fresh, hot off the skillet crêpes made by his grandmother. He later assumed the roll of  crêpe flipper and claims to have […]

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