Welcome to thanksforthefood.com! My name is Whitney and I am an American currently living and working in Norway. This blog is where I document my love affair with Norway through the lens of traditional and modern Norwegian gastronomy. I’ve been living in Norway since 2007 and absolutely love Norwegian cuisine. You can read more about how I ended up in Norway on my frequently asked questions page, here or here.
Before we go any further, let me tell you about my cooking philosophy, what you will find on this blog and why I love Norwegian cuisine so much. Then I’ll walk you through some of my most popular posts on the blog, a few boring but necessary items then show you how to get & stay in touch with me! Ready? Let’s go!
My Cooking Philosophy
I am ridiculously over-concerned with food quality and integrity. This means I am obsessed with knowing where my food comes from, how it was produced and how the food I eat effects the way the people who grew/raised/processed my food live. It also means that I try to avoid using ingredients in my kitchen that I cannot pronounce, or that were not available for home cooks like myself 100 years ago. You will not find any high fructose anything in my kitchen and for the most, you will also not find processed convenience foods in my kitchen either. Or in my house even. Most of the time.
I try to eat as healthy as I can everyday, which means lots of vegetables, some meat, chicken and fish plus healthy fats. I try to eat as much organic food as I can afford and enjoy the occasional slice of cake (this is of course good for mental health!). I try to make sure my plate is as varied and mixed as possible – all the while as tasty as it can be. Doing this without going broke in Norway is a challenge I enjoy taking on at every meal.
On This Blog You Will Find…
On this blog, you can expect to find traditional Norwegian recipes, recipes popular in Norway and recipes using Norwegian ingredients. You will also find recipes I enjoy from outside of Norway, my advice about living in Norway as an expat and my travel tips.
If you want to read what others have to say about this blog, read my press page.
What’s So Great About Norwegian Cuisine?
Norwegian cuisine can be categorized as rustic, with a strong focus on good quality raw ingredients. New Nordic cuisine is a more modern spin on traditional ingredients found throughout Scandinavia. Norwegian chefs are some of the best chefs in the world and in recent years, have been winning the awards to prove it.
Start your journey to learn more about Norwegian cuisine by reading my FREE 20-page eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Norwegian Cuisine.
Most Popular Posts
Norwegian Christmas Cookies
Vegan Mince Meat
Norwegian Crisp Bread
Norwegian Cinnamon Buns
No Knead Bread
Easy Refrigerator Pickles (No Canning Required)
Boring (But Necessary) Stuff
Obviously I love comments on the blog posts I write but I have a ZERO tolerance policy for abuse on this blog – of myself or others. This is an open and safe place for people of all walks of life and opinions, but foul play in any form is not acceptable here.
Get Social & Stay in Touch
You can find me all over social media:
…Or you can send me an email…
Got an expat question?
Head over to the “Ask An Expat” page.
Like what you read? Join the Thanks For the Food special email subscribers list!
Don’t forget, when you join my special email subscribers list you’ll get receive special discounts, secret recipes, Norway food news and other goodies delivered directly to your inbox! You’ll also get instant access to my FREE 20+ page special edition “The Ultimate Guide to Norwegian Cuisine”!