There is a lot I could tell you about Gladmat. I could tell you all the fast facts about Gladmat like these or about the cool events at Gladmat like this. Or I could tell you all about my Gladmat-the local (and ever so popular) annual event where I spend night after night drinking wine and telling stories with my friends in tents along the harbor and spend an ever larger chunk of my disposable income during the day on organic ice cream.
But. . .as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a wrap-up of my food adventures at Gladmat 2010.
Matgaven has been at Gladmat every year I’ve been attending. I love the 100NOK and 200NOK mystery gifts! I got a nice bottle of artisan olive oil and a cool oil cookbook.
Something about those ribbons makes me happy + I love the idea of giving fancy food gifts as an option versus flowers. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting and giving flowers, but it’s always nice to get gifts that don’t die in a week.
This was the first thing I ate on opening day. Looks simple enough, right? Well yes, but delicious all the same. They are Norwegian lappers and a close cousin to American style pancakes. I love Norwegian lappers-here is a recipe for you to try if you’ve never had them.
I’ve never had matjes before, but them seemed pretty popular.
Isrosa sells organic ice cream with many of the ingredients locally produced. I usually eat a scoop or two of the kanel aka cinnamon flavour of ice cream every day at Gladmat. Yes-it is that good. Creamy, not too sweet and slightly spicy-the cinnamon flavour rocks my socks off.
Although I didn’t make it to his show, here’s a clip of Gordan Ramsay doing what he does best: