In celebration of the bicentenary of the signing of the Norwegian constitution, Food and Agriculture Minister Sylvi Listhaug challenged Norwegians to think deeply about their national dish, fårikål, as well as other regional specialties. Listhaug launched a contest in January to find out which dish Norwegians loved most and considered to be their national dish. The contest also set out to find out which dish each region of Norway celebrates the most. Entries into the contest were required to be sourced from ingredients produced in Norway.
Norwegians have been celebrating fårikål, a dish comprising boiled cabbage and lamb meat, as the Norwegian national dish since 1972. The results of the contest have now been announced and fårikål will remain the Norwegian national dish.