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Marzipan with spices

Almonds were a favorite food in medieval times. At that time, it was only the food of the privileged few. Today it is one of Norway’s favorite sweets, especially popular around Christmas time. If you …

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Cabbage braised in Pinot des Charentes

PREPARATION: 1 Boil the buckwheat in vegetable stock. 2 Cut the top off the cabbage. Hollow it out using a spoon or a knife. Fill it with the cooked buckwheat, pepper powder, chili, cinnamon, salt …

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Hot apple grog with blackcurrant, honey and cinnamon

When the wind is howling outside, it’s great to have a nice hot drink warm you up. During the Middle Ages, cider was a common drink up here in the cold lands of the north. …

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Slowly roasted suckling pig with Madeira and fruit

A long table burgeoning with fruit, wine and a suckling pig with an apple in its mouth is the typical picture that springs to mind when you think about the Middle Ages. Nothing is grander …

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Chicken with saffron and cinnamon

In Medieval times, most Norwegians had a pretty basic diet. When they didn’t eat porridge, they had fish. And if they had neither, they had nothing. However, the upper classes and the clergy led a …

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