Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Many Norwegian food fans are very familiar with kransekake, the show- stopping cornucopia-shaped marzipan-like almond cake made for special occasions such as weddings, confirmations, baptisms and Christmas.  Kransekakestenger however, are less known.  If you...
Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Vegan Swedish Meatballs

Before I went vegan, I worked at Swedish restaurant Aquavit, located in midtown New York for a while.  This also happens to be where I met my American husband, who worked as a chef there at the time.  I fell in love with both the food and the chef, and...
Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

On December 13th you will smell the sweet scent of lussekatter, otherwise known as saffron buns, around the thousands of homes in Norway and Sweden, to signify the day of Saint Lucia, the protector of the blind. Lussekatter signify that Christmas is just around the...
Krumkaker with trollkrem

Krumkaker with trollkrem

Krumkaker are cone shaped, waffle-like cookies with a pretty pattern, and a very classic and popular in Norwegian cuisine, particularly around Christmas time. I would venture to say it’s probably the most well known and made pastry besides lefse, and a true...
Norwegian julebrød part 2

Norwegian julebrød part 2

Julebrød is Norwegian for “Christmas bread”, although in some parts of the country this same bread is called “julekake”, or Christmas cake.  Not sure why, because although this bread is slightly sweet because of added sugar and dried fruits...