A Conversation for Brunost - Norwegian Brown Cheese
MartheFrosk Started conversation May 15, 2003
I had bread with Brunost for both Breakfast and lunch today. Not a very bad idea considering the alternatives.
What I have been thinking about, is the fact that you, as a Norwegian or as a tourist are not allowed NOT to like brunost. If you have a friend over who does not eat just anything, it is very likely that you offer him white bread with brunost. If someone are saying that they can't stand brunost, they will most probably be met with a certain amount of suspicion.
This is perhaps Norwegian nationalism at its best. Not only do we force every foreigner there is to eat the cheese, but we also excludes everyone who doesn't eat it with the same joy as we do.
NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625) Posted May 15, 2003
2 of 3 Posted Jul 10, 2003
couldn't stand it. tried several different types whilst living there. even tried prim. its awful.
And I do know some norwegians who don't like it. I call them normal!
NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625) Posted Jul 11, 2003
2 of 3 Posted Jul 13, 2003
I could start a thread on weird norwegian foods!!
komper (nasty stuff)
and many more
NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625) Posted Jul 15, 2003
Sure, except fiskeboller and komper aren't weird. Lutefisk, rakfisk, smalahovud, gravlaks and kurv are weird.
2 of 3 Posted Jul 15, 2003
NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625) Posted Jul 16, 2003
Wierd Food in Norway
Mark Ed Black Posted Aug 2, 2003
First of all Fårikål is very, very good!! especially the "kål" part
Fiskeboller is almost even better, remeber to have curry on them!
Brunost is also good, the best one is Ekte Geitost, normaly i hate goatcheese (white) but this one is just so nice from other Brunosts, Misværost is the best one, it is mild an sweet, and always remember to ad some strawberryjam!
Various strange disches has been mentioned here, but one, which is good, isn't. Auarshau, Uerhode. Its the head of a strange red deepwater fish (I don't know the english name, anybody help me?), quite common alsong the coast, especially in the North. When you fish it, it's eyes are exploding as they come up to the surface. This all sounds very dramatic but the simpel reason is that they are living at such deep waters that hauling them to the suface just isnt good for them. Just imagine if you where dropped from the surface to 100meters depth in two minutes!
But as I said Auarshau is really good!
Weird Food in Norway
2 of 3 Posted Aug 3, 2003
I rest my case!
Who else would eat fish that just hauling them up to the surface nearly kills the darn thing.
But I think you're from the northern part of Norway and maybe those long nights and days makes you do/like strange things
Weird Food in Norway
NAITA (Join ViTAL - A1014625) Posted Aug 3, 2003
A brief googling reveals that Uer is used as the name of two closely related spescies. The common redfish, and the rosefish.
Weird Food in Norway
Mark Ed Black Posted Aug 3, 2003
But du you like Auarshau? (uerhode/common redfish head)
Tarast Posted Sep 11, 2003
2 of 3 Posted Sep 12, 2003
I don't know if there is enough interest in the topic. I've yet to see a norwegian restaurant (outside of scandinavia).
But things I would add to a list of minging norwegian foods:
fiskeboller & fiskepudding
brunost & prim
These are only my personal taste . . . know people (and normal ones too) who actually like them.
Marit Posted Jun 24, 2004
I know that certain towns in northern USA have Norwegian restaurants and even shops. There are Norwegian restaurants in Seattle, for example, and then there's the "Uff-da Shop" in Red Wing, MN. Just to inform.
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