Category: Cuisine

Gløgg – The Traditional Scandinavian Mulled Wine

Gløgg (also known as ‘glögg’ in Swedish and Icelandic) is a traditional type of mulled wine made and served in the Scandinavian countries. In the winter season it is an extremely popular beverage in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. There are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic variants of gløgg, with or without various fruit flavours, that are…


How To Bake Authentic Viking Age Knekkebrød (Crisp Bread)

Crisp bread was one of the most popular snacks of the Norsemen during the perilous and tumultuous Viking period. As a matter of fact, even before the start of this historical era crisp bread was baked in central present-day Sweden as early as c. 500 A.D. Under different varieties (including wheat loaf, rye loaf, and…


Kleppmelk – A Norwegian Dish Dating To The Viking Age

Kleppmelk is a traditional Norwegian dish specific mostly to the regions of Trøndelag (central Norway) and Nord-Norge (northern Norway). It is a soup that consists of solid small doughs softened in milk. It is safe to assume that this culinary treat dates to the Viking period as the modern Norwegian word ‘klepp’ was derived from…


Danish Vikings Could Have Produced Their Own Wine Domestically

According to recent archaeological research on the Viking Age and Iron Age historical settlement at Lake Tissø on the island of Zealand, Denmark, the Danish Vikings may have well produced their own wine domestically. Previously, it was thought that wine was largely imported from southern Europe to Viking Age Denmark through bygone trading networks, but this…


Food In The Viking Age: An Overview On The 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,…