#FASoSFoodies part 2: Christopher Skelton from Norway

Christopher is a BA European Studies student at our faculty. He grew up in Norway, Sandefjord. When we asked him about his favourite dish, he said that it actually isn’t Norwegian. ‘My mom makes chicken sate with rice, which is by far the best. I like eating a typical Norwegian dish called vafler med brunost,’ he explained. ‘These are waffles with brown goat cheese. The goat cheese is caramelised and very sweet.’

“What I miss most about the food from Norway is picking berries while I go for a run. In the forests and in the mountains there are all sorts of berries, sometimes I would take them home with me and eat ‘multe’ with ice cream.

In Norway we eat the food that is available to us. In the summer we eat fresh fish and in the winter fermented fish which is called ‘Luttefisk’. We usually drink this together with ‘akevitt’, a flavoured spirit that is mainly produced in Scandinavia. I actually don’t like to eat Luttefisk, but it is a typical traditional Norwegian meal.

In the summer the sun doesn’t set in Norway, during these months they hang fish in rows and rows and let them dry. It’s a really nice snack and it is kind of like beef jerky. The fish back home tastes better than in The Netherlands, even though most fish here is from Norway… I have a theory that they keep the best fish and export the rest.”

When we asked him what he likes most about the Dutch cuisine, he told us that he likes ‘stampot met boerenkool’ and meatballs. “I don’t like ‘kroketten’; they look very suspicious to me!”

Christopher Skelton (Norwegian), BA European Studies student
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