Rotten fish, anyone? Norway’s weird and wonderful Christmas food traditions

Rakfisk on lefse with sour cream (Photo: Wikipedia)

Norwegians like to think they invented Christmas – the word Yule is old Norse for the marking of mid-winter, celebrations that pre-date the birth of Christ. Food was and remains central to Norwegian Yule traditions, and in this report for Deutsche Welle’s Inside Europe, I look at how some of the dishes still hark back to long before refrigeration was an option. Oh – and the gusto with which Norwegians celebrate can also remind you of Viking times…

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