Category: Cuisine

Food In The Viking Age: The Self-sufficient Norse Cuisine

The development of the Norse cuisine was highly marked by three distinct elements: the lifestyle of the early medieval Scandinavian communities, the Nordic climate of most of Scandinavia, and the relative geographic isolation of this region from most of continental Europe. Accustoming in the passing of time to the long, cold, and dark winter seasons,…


Rødgrød – Denmark’s Traditional Red Berry Pudding Dessert

Rødgrød can be in many ways regarded as Denmark’s most reputed dessert. A Danish traditional dish since the 19th century, ‘rødgrød’ literally translates as ‘red porridge’ or ‘red pudding’ (‘rød’ meaning ‘red’ in Danish, while ‘grød’ meaning ‘pudding’). It is easy to make and delicious to eat. The ingredients used for making the Danish rødgrød…


Viking Bread

If you ever wandered what was the menu in the Viking Age and what it comprised, then you came to the right place! This article is part of a series on the Viking cuisine and will focus on teaching you how to bake an authentic Viking Age bread. Before the recipe is given however, perhaps…


Danish Chef To Revive Viking Cuisine

A Danish chef by the name Jesper Lynge is on a mission to revive Viking Age cuisine. Lynge, 44-year-old, is the master chef at the Lindholm Høje Cafe located in Lindholm Høje, a major archaeological site situated northward of Aalborg (or Ålborg), northern Jutland, Denmark. He runs the café that provides authentic treats with basic ingredients used…