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farmed salmon

Is farmed salmon safe and healthy?

Farmed v. wild salmon Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. This is the part one of a two-part article. This issue: Is farmed salmon as healthy to eat as wild salmon? Next issue: Is salmon farming...

Norwegian Baked

Norwegian Baked refines knekkebrød

Not a half-baked idea Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Romantically described as the bread of Norwegian shepherds, peasants, and Vikings in Wikipedia, flatbrød has become a staple of the entire Scandinavian populace. Flatbrød has humble...

Nikolai Astrup, Norway’s “second artist”

Born 17 years after Edvard Munch, Astrup has often been referred to as Norway’s “second artist,” having never attained the same level of international fame as Munch, both in his own day up through...

Historian Odd Lovoll on his Two Homelands

Book review Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles, Calif. The first immigrants from Norway sailed into New York harbor on their sloop “Restauration” on Oct. 9, 1825, after a grueling voyage of 14 weeks. During...

Rosenborg - Eirik Horneland

Coaches on the move

Manchester United nabs a Norwegian, as the top Eliteserien teams shuffle managers around Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Rosenborg and Molde, Norway’s two best soccer teams the last couple of seasons, have both had...

Morten Golimo - Blue Yearning

Nordic Mystique

The evocative work of Morten Golimo Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Gorgeous, romantic, awe inspiring. These words fit the evocative work of photographer Morten Golimo, who recently had an exhibit at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church’s...

Norsk 101

Getting around Norway (Reisemåter i Norge) Language practice with Christie Ericson Norway is one of the most beautiful countries (Norge er blant de vakreste landene) in the world (i verden) and of course (og...

Trine Hahnemann

Hahnemann wrote the book on smørbrød

Open Sandwiches delivers an open-face sandwich recipe for any occassion Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor I’ll take a smørbrød over a typical two-slice sandwich any day. In the best Scandinavian open sandwiches, the...

Norway’s second city, seen from above

Guidebooks and taxi drivers agree: a visit to one of Bergen’s seven peaks is a must Libor Pospisil Berkeley, Calif. While Bergen is Norway’s second city, it has—like all other places in the country—an...

new word in Norwegian

Words of the year

The top 10 Norwegian words added in 2018 M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Each year, Språkrådet (The Language Council of Norway) and Professor Gisle Andersen of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communications of...