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 … Continue reading Norwegian Cuisine cannot be the Worst in the World, right?
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 … Continue reading Why do kids in Norway get such bad food?
«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 … Continue reading How Norwegians’ Love for Traditions is Driving Me Crazy
French people love food. And I am no exception. I love all food, from Norwegian to Pakistani, from reindeer to vegetarian, from fish to mezza (small dishes from the Middle East, usually eaten in high number in one meal, and shared among all the guests).Oslo offers a wide range of restaurants for all tastes. Here is a list of my favourite restaurants in Oslo. Note: None … Continue reading My Recommended 10 Best Restaurants in Oslo
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) … Continue reading Recipe: Sweet potato & Chili soup
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 … Continue reading Høstsuppe: Butternut squash, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup
If you’ve been reading the newspapers lately you noticed that there are pictures of leeks all over the place (purreløk = leek in English = poireau in French). This seems just like another vegetable, you would think. Right now in Norway it THE current storm because Bama, a Norwegian company, started selling leeks individually in a plastic and cut the top dark green part of … Continue reading Another Odd Norwegian Scandal: Purreløk i Plast
This recipe is not fusion food between French pastry and Norwegian blødkake. This is just the most appreciated cake (ever) by all Norwegians I know who’ve tasted it. And believe me, I have tried again and again to impress them with profiteroles, lemon tarts, chestnut and coconut cupcakes, organic carrot cakes, and so on and so on. Waited 2 years for the “aaahhh” moment, when … Continue reading My Kick-Ass Brownie Recipe (This involves chocolate and happy Norwegians)
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 … Continue reading Recipe: Sarah Bernard Norwegian Style
If my grand mother had moose meat available where she lives (Paris), this is how she would cook Norwegian’s famous elgboller (moose meatballs). The recipe of meatballs is inspired by Moroccan and Algerian and French cuisine. (Cette recette existe aussi en francais). I made these in Oslo and my Norwegian friends who tasted them said it was totally “unorsk”, unnorwegian, but very good. They couldn’t … Continue reading Oppskrift: Eksotisk Elgboller – Recipe: Exotic Moose Meatball