• Kvæfjordkake: Norway’s National Cake

    If you’ve ever eaten a slice of Kvæfjordkake, you probably know that the cake pretty much speaks for itself. With its layers of buttery cake, delicate meringue, silky vanilla cream, and chopped almonds, it’s rich yet light, each bite almost like a…

  • Biff à la Lindström

    It occurred to me the other day as I set to work in the kitchen making an early dinner that the days are getting longer. Though afternoon, it was still light enough to snap some photos of the food, with…

  • Redzepi Dinner Centerpiece

    An Evening with Noma’s René Redzepi

    Raindrops pattered on the clear canopy above us, illuminated by the street lamps and Christmas light-wrapped trees in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The 150 or so of us had braved the cold, wet November evening to dine outdoors with René…

  • Rye and Blueberry Tart

    A Delicious July

    Here in Seattle we’re enjoying a summer that’s just about as beautiful as we could ask for. Bright sunny days, temperatures neither too high nor too low, it’s pretty much the quintessential summer to me. It’s been occurring to me…

  • Midsummer Picnic

    Reflecting on June

    Dear Friends, Let me invite you into my kitchen for just a few minutes on this hot summer afternoon. I have just slid a disk of dough into the refrigerator, where it will chill for the next hour or so.…

  • The Writing Life

    Life is full of filters. We customize an image of ourselves daily that we want to portray to our colleagues, and we share the best of life while ignoring the worst when posting status updates to Facebook or Twitter. Blogging…

  • Just a Note to Say Hi

    Hello friends. It’s been rather silent here at Outside Oslo in the past few weeks, so I figured it’s time to say hello. I’ve had wonderful adventures since I wrote last, a hint of which you’re seeing in these few…