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Norwegian Rice Porridge

Rice Porridge for Christmas Eve

A cozy, creamy tradition Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor Christmas dinner always concluded with riskrem at my paternal grandparents’ house. Perched above a Seattle neighborhood known for its community display of Christmas lights—and...

Norwegian julenisse

Vintage postcards still spread cheer

The modern Christmas card has nothing on these colorful old season’s greetings Cynthia Elyce Rubin Orlando, Fla. Today the postcard is mostly a memento or souvenir of a vacation, but early on, the postcard...

The building being rebuilt.

Little Norway back in big Norway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. In May 2015, this publication wrote about the possibility of moving the Norwegian Building, constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, back to Norway. Two and a half years later,...

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2017 Gift Guide

Our Gift Guide has ideas for everyone on your list, including… The Norski who has everything A) God Jul Bunting by Nordic Inspirations. Welcome friends and relatives to your Christmas celebration with this unique...

A view from the top of the cocktail,

A chilled “cheers” to Thanksgiving

Aquavit meets pomegranate and ginger for a festive holiday cocktail with a Nordic twist Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor When it comes to the holidays—and I mean everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas—I love...

A sweater being made in the Oleana factory.

“Norwegian Fairy-tale Couture”

Oleana celebrates a quarter century of beating the odds with high-quality clothing Lori Ann Reinhall Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association The Vision In 1991, three veterans of the Norwegian textile industry, Signe Aarhus, Kolbjørn Valestrand,...

Man wearing MovieMask.

Your own portable movie theater

MovieMask’s portable 2D cinema turns your smartphone into a cinema-quality experience Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway MovieMask provides the cinema experience anywhere, anytime. In short, it’s a portable cinema that works by combining your smartphone...