Category Archives: Recipes

“Kanel-i-svingene” On Steroids

Foto: Mari & Annika

First: No, I don´t add steroids to my food. Any well-toned musculature I might have is there with absolutely no help from illegal substances. I would of course never recommend someone adding performance enhancers of any kind to their food, but it is a fact that some foods really need a jolt of something.

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World Famous? Damn Sure Is

I am in Memphis for the big Memphis in May barbecue cookoff. Last night, after another great dinner at Gus´s World Famous Fried Chicken, I got back to my hotel room early to do a bit of office work before bedtime. The Oklahoma City Thunder had just won their 3rd game in the best of seven series (one victory left; go Thunder!), I watched a couple of Action Bronson video slips and that was it.

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What´s All The Fuss About?

Look at this plate. Beans, potatoes, broccoli and carrots, corn and fried chicken. This is just one of many, many examples of how a great meal can look. You´ve got your veggie choices, some chicken, oven-baked potatoes, yep, one great meal.

My not-a-chef buddy in arms Andreas Viestad has been under fire lately for suggesting that all this insanity around dieting may actually do more harm than good. Anyone who has ever pushed a Paleo or an Atkins, a Grete Roede or a Weight Watchers, will cry “Madness” when one of the unbelievers questions their validity.

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Flashback Fridays: The Onion Burger

I have been busy making burgers the last few weeks. It´s the final stages of preparation for this year´s grill campaign, and burgers are definitely on the menu. Making a lot of burgers gets me thinking about burgers, dreaming about burgers, and somehow my thoughts always seem to wander to the famous Onion Burger from El Reno, Oklahoma.

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Totally Not Funny Food

One of my favorite movies is Pulp Fiction. There are lots of great scenes, and one of the best is when John Travolta´s character explains to Samuel L. Jackon´s character that in France the McDonald´s Quarter Pounder is called Royale With Cheese. This scene always makes me smile, a reaction that creeps in any time I experience the successful combination of food and humor.

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