Oct. 11, 2012 4:56 am
Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 9:50 am
Before flying home to the US, I took a three day pit stop to couch surf in Oslo and attend a jazz concert. What I didn't know was my visit would coincide with one of Norway's largest food festivals. Since everything in Norway was insanely expensive and
the festival had free samples, I spent a couple long afternoons learning about the local food specialties.
Some of the highlights from the 100+ stands that we walked by:
- Delicious apple juice in many varieties - sour, sweet, mild
- Tasty hot dogs and elk and moose burgers.
- Free pancakes with jam at the entrance
- Free sashimi courtesy of the Norwegian salmon industry
- Many types of cheese. I liked the kind with fennel seeds in particular.
- Lingonberry syrup on ice cream
- Gløgg, Norway's mulled wine (perfect since Oslo was 30 degrees colder than Venice had been)
Sour apple juice
Elk burgers, hot dogs, onions, and a giant stick of butter
Sculptures in the Frogner Park