World Cuisines

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Cuisine of the Day: Norwegian Food
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About two-thirds of Norway's land-mass is mountains; only 5% of the land is arable.

In the north of Norway, the growing season is 100 days; in the south, 190 days. The days are long, though in a Norwegian summer: the sun will rise as early as 2 to 3 pm, and stay up until around 11 pm. The farming season would be shorter if it weren't for the Gulf Stream. Still, the growing season was too short for wheat, so bread was historically made of barley, oats and rye, or even potatoes.



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