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Smörgås Chef at Scandinavia House, New York City Posted by on Nov 26, 2011

As Thanksgiving was just a couple of days ago and holiday parties are finding their way on my calendar, mat er temaet på denne tiden av året (food is the theme at this time of year).  I was fortunate to attend 3 Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday, 2 of which I consumed full meals at.  Some…

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Norwegian Compound Words Posted by on Nov 22, 2011

Menneskerettighetsorganisasjoner (human rights organizations) is one of the longer compound words in Norwegian.  Others include sannsynlighetsmaksimeringsestimator (maximum likelihood estimator), and En mMidsommernattsdrøm (A Midsummer Night´s Dream). The Norwegian language has quite a few compound words in it.  In my experience as a new student of the Norwegian language, as well as as an instructor, compound words can be…

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Thanksgiving in Norway Posted by on Nov 17, 2011

Perhaps you have spent a lonely Thanksgiving away from your family, maybe even out of the country.  Fear not, if you happen to be in Norway for some reason during Thanksgiving and you are not with your family or other Americans, you can still enjoy a feast close to those we love here in…

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Bird Hunting in Norway Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

While I haven´t been to Norway for over a year now (crazy that it´s been that long, gotta get back for a visit), I was very much reminded this past weekend of a very fun experience I had in Norway last fall.  This weekend my boyfriend and I took my dog, a weimaraner (pointing…

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The Valdres Region of Norway Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

The other day I posted about Rakfisk Festival, which is a festival that takes place every year in celebration of fermented trout and char, as well as other local food production and handicrafts.  Fagernes, a small city in the region of Valdres, Norway is where the annual festival takes place.  Although I´ve driven through…

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Lapskaus Boulevard, a tale about Norwegians in Brooklyn, NY Posted by on Nov 7, 2011

Lapskaus Boulevard used to be the nickname for 8th Ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY.  What does Lapskaus mean and why was 8th Ave. referred to as this? Lapskaus is a northern European stew and the Norwegian version is usually made with beef and gravy.  The name became associated with 8th Ave. because many Norwegians…

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Learning Norwegian Numbers Posted by on Nov 1, 2011

I have found several excellent videos to help you learn your numbers in Norwegian:) You can find one of them that will help you learn Norwegian Numbers.  Don’t be distracted by the woman’s sensual voice or the fact that she mentions her favorite number is 69.  Apparently she was not aware that the number 69…

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