Good food is good mood. In the last few years, several new food festivals have popped up across Norway. Get a taste of what awaits …
Norway’s food scene is booming. Today, you can enjoy food festivals throughout the whole country, all year round.
“I think there are several reasons for the growing interest for food, and especially local food. More and more people are concerned with what they eat. We want quality products as well as knowledge about the roots and history of the food we buy. We travel more, discover new regions and their culture. And with that comes the interest for local specialities", says Aslaug Rustad, CEO of Oi! Trøndersk Mat og Drikke.
Rustad is based in Trøndelag, which is known as Norway’s leading food region. She works with local producers on a daily basis and has visited several food festivals during her career.
Below you can read about her top five recommendations.
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Each year, the big festivals attract tens of thousands of people to the region, and whether you like rock, classical music, jazz or blues, you will be sure to find something to suit your taste. Various smaller festivals also maintain high standards and are becoming increasingly popular.
From envying other nations, to celebrating what is uniquely Norwegian in modern and untraditional ways: The change in attitude towards Norway’s food traditions has been formidable.
Local, quality grains and vegetables, lamb and cured meats, wild berries and of course the all-important fish are staples of the Norwegian kitchen. Not to mention the weekend porridge or waffles with brown cheese.