Vanilla custard filled buns or Skolleboller literally translates into School Buns. Funny name, isn’t it? But what’s in a name? Read on! In the western parts of Norway these pastries are known as Skolleboller, while in the eastern parts of the country they are called Skollebrot/Skolebrød (school bread). So, what does this pastry have to do…
Norwegian food emphasizes sustainability. Dating back to the Vikings, people sourced their food from what was available. They made it a point to use the entire animal. Geographically speaking, Norway has one of the world’s longest coastlines. It's home to a cool, damp climate. What does this mean for their food?
Norwegian cuisine features a lot of game, hardy vegetables, breads and cheeses. Popular foods from Norway include pickled vegetables, potato dumplings, and their national dish, Farikal. This is stewed mutton and cabbage cooked for hours in a casserole. It looks a lot more delicious than it sounds, promise!
Head to a local restaurant and the locals might encourage you to try sheep head or smalahove. It’s considered a delicacy, but many travelers are apprehensive to try it. Not sure if I could do it alone, but certainly with locals and friends I would try it.