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Fårikål, lamb simmered with cabbage and whole peppercorns, is a typical autumn dish in Norway - Photo: Synøve Dreyer/matprat.no
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Fårikål, lamb simmered with cabbage and whole peppercorns, is a typical autumn dish in Norway Photo: Synøve Dreyer/matprat.no

Food traditions

Norway has a rich culinary heritage where top quality local ingredients and unique regional specialities are often the recipe for success.

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Lamb simmered with cabbage and whole peppercorns. A typical autumn dish in Norway - Photo: Synøve Dreyer/matprat.no

Food traditions

Norway has a rich culinary heritage where top quality local ingredients and unique regional specialities are often the recipe for success.

Food traditions

Source: Visitnorway

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Norwegian Foodprints

Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.

Michelin-starred restaurants in Norway

The Michelin Guide 2014 includes a total of five stars divided among four Norwegian restaurants, all situated in the capital city of Oslo.

Key ingredients in the Norwegian cuisine

Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.

Food and drink you should try whilst in Norway

Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.

Stockfish

Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.

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