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For the faithful

When doing the scary food entry last night, I was so shaken by the thought of daily seal oil supplements, that I forgot to include my cod liver oil update. Tran as it is known here, is the Norwegian elixir of life, as you may know if you’ve been following this blog.

The TV advertising for the omnipresent brand of cod liver oil, Møller’s Tran, consists of variations on a simple theme. Some kind of accident occurs Continue reading

You are what you eat

In order to understand bits of this blog fully, you have to have a sense of daily life in Norway. And there are few ways to get a real feel for a culture than to eat their food. And I have mentioned before, not only is Norway renowned for its most frightening dishes, Norwegians revel in trumping their wobbling jelly-like lutefisk with a grinning smoked sheep’s head.

But dishes like those Continue reading