​NOT WOODSY, NOT SOUR, NOT BITTER, NOT CHEWY. NOT FATTY, NOT BORING, NOT DUSTY, NOT GAMEY.

The Oslo Rocks team held three Taste Offs of traditional Norwegian meats, whale versus reindeer, to determine the victorious victual and Rudolph reigns supreme. Our first taste-off was at the fishmarket in Bergen’s famous treehouse district. We tried fresh caught Minke whale steak grilled and served with salad and an A1-type of steak sauce. Nothing … Continue reading ​NOT WOODSY, NOT SOUR, NOT BITTER, NOT CHEWY. NOT FATTY, NOT BORING, NOT DUSTY, NOT GAMEY.

Don’t Tell Porky Pies and Other Secrets of Schouskjelleren Mykrobryggeri

By Shannon Kehoe Nestled within the residential area of Trondheimsveien and surrounded by tall, large-windowed, modern buildings, sit the remains of an old brick factory. A large wooden door bears the word,”Schouskjelleren.” The door opens with surprising ease and ushers guests into a lofted room filled with copper kettles and walls lined with white subway … Continue reading Don’t Tell Porky Pies and Other Secrets of Schouskjelleren Mykrobryggeri

The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food

By Shannon Kehoe A roar of music hit the stage on a cool Saturday afternoon at Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. Piknik i Parken or Pipfest was in full swing. Picnic tables covered with food ranging from tacos and burgers to fish and grilled cheese were surrounded by happily munching adults and running children with ice … Continue reading The Most Important Part of Music Festivals May Be the Food

Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine

By Jessie Shiflett I was getting ready to leave my Norwegian cousins’ house after a day of exploring the country of my ancestors when they stopped me and said I couldn’t leave without first having dinner. I graciously accepted their offer and made my way to the dining-room where I saw an empty bowl on … Continue reading Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine