In our world, there is a lot of noise. In our world, cookbooks have become coffee table books and the internet has become our cookbook.

In this world, I lose sight of tradition, and I bike around in a frenzy willingly taking on the arduous escapades of finding ever rarer and more precious ingredients.

I want this noise to stop. I want to return to our traditional dishes. But what is tradition to a Norwegian-American who has spent the last six years in Spain, Germany, Italy and Namibia???

I am returning to the timeless cookbooks, but not of America, of Italy, Spain, Norway and Germany. The cookbooks of the past will be my guides to the history hidden beneath the layers of flavor and explain the social context of the world’s traditional dishes.

I’m ready for the journey. Will you come along??




The Old World

♦ myblueandwhitekitchen ♦ david lebovitz ♦ manger ♦

renée kemps ♦ my little expat kitchen

The New World

The Roaming Kitchen ♦ Nana Marmelade ♦ The Bojon Gourmet

Dolly and Oatmeal ♦ Cooking in the Archives

My New Roots ♦ Arctic Grub


  • Reply Gunnar Thompson August 6, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Fascinating endeavor. If you can’t travel the world by plane and ship, you can still bring it to your dinner table. Enjoy!

  • Reply Thia November 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Hey there!!!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!! I couldn’t find your name anywhere on your blog but I love how you differentiate from other blogs by doing more traditional recipes! I’m a terrible cook but I’m willing to learn hahahaha I can’t wait to find a recipe that catches my eye on here! Beautiful blog, beautiful concept and great set up!!

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