Tagged: Victoria Hofmo

Best hamburger on earth—in Norway?

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Each year the four-day American Festival Extravaganza is held in Vanse, Norway, during the last week in June. As part of the event, it hosts a cooking contest, judged for...

Trows and other Norse fragments

Linguistic clues to their Nordic past linger in the modern-day Shetland and Orkney Islands Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. While reading British-born author Ann Cleeves’s Shetland Island series, I became curious about her inclusion of...

The interior of the Norman restaurant.

A taste of Iceland in Brooklyn’s Norman

Festival lets New Yorkers experience a gourmand’s delight without leaving their backyard Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. On Saturday, September 30, I had the great pleasure of dining at Norman’s Taste of Iceland event, a...

A Halloween mural.

Lose yourself to Halloween in Norway

American Kristy Kongevold shares her love for Halloween with her local community in Vanse, Norway, putting on an ever-more-elaborate Spooky Barn Maze each year Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Kristy Kongevold hails from Illinois but...

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...

“Syden” for Norwegian Americans

Just as Norwegians flock to the Canary Islands and Spain, Americans with Scandinavian heritage head for Southern Florida to embrace the sunshine—for a visit or a lifetime Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Southern Florida is...

Nansen Lodge remembers Odd Nansen

Timothy Boyce talks about Nansen’s incredible diary from the Nazi concentration camps Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The curiosity of three entities converging is always a time to take notice, whether it occurs in the...

Good things come in small packages

Nordic Preserves Fish & Wildlife Company serves up the flavors of Scandinavia from a stall in New York’s historic Essex Street Market Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Although I am a native New Yorker, I...