Category: Featured

SVER

A devilish musical temptation

SVER brings “epic folk” to America Andy Meyer The Norwegian American The Hardanger fiddle was famously considered the devil’s instrument by early Norwegian church leaders. Its music engendered an irresistible urge to dance, and...

Måneskinnspudding

Delicious decadence by moonlight

Make Edvard Grieg’s favorite dessert at home Christy Olsen Fleld Taste of Norway Editor In honor of Edvard Grieg, I am excited to share his favorite dessert: Måneskinnspudding, or Moonlight Pudding. It’s a creamy...

Catching the Arctic Illness in Svalbard

Are people nuts to love the high north? I go to (almost) the end of the earth to find out Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American “Why are you going to Svalbard?” was the...

Norwegian apple recipes

An eple a day: recipes from Norway

Get ready for Norwegian Apple Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday in September Christy Olsen Field The Norwegian American I have become something of a gardener this year. No one is more surprised than...

Pacific Fishermen

A sustainable slice of history

Behind Pacific Fishermen Shipyard’s retro façade is a futuristic commitment to protecting the environment Omie Drawhorn Port of Seattle A walk through the Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Ballard is a little bit like stepping...

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“Roving” reflections on learning

What one Fulbright scholar learned from Norway Andy Meyer The Norwegian American In June  2016, I returned to Oslo from the coastal town of Florø. I had visited Flora vidaregåande skule (high school), the...

Stoughton - Livsreise

Stopping in Stoughton

Norway meets Midwest in Wisconsin Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American As reported on its official website, the city of Stoughton, Wis., is known for its annual Syttende Mai celebration and as the birthplace...

Norsk Høstfest

Destination: Norsk Høstfest in Minot, ND

Experience the music, arts & crafts, and culinary delights of five Nordic countries in a day Sunnie Sundquist Mt. Vernon, Wash. Pure Scandimonium! An appropriate theme for Norsk Høstfest, celebrating 42 years. Visually, the...

Fruene

The world’s northernmost chocolatier

In Fruene, Longyearbyen’s meeting place, enjoy polar bear and dinosaur chocolates Elizabeth Bourne Longyearbyen, Svalbard Polar bears. Glaciers. Dinosaurs. These are a few of the high-quality chocolates that Tove Eide crafts as the world’s...