COME DINE WITH US/NORSK MIDDAG
Please join Norwegian Society for an authentic Norwegian meal on October 22!
Give yourself a break on Sunday, October 22, bring your family and friends, and we well do the cooking!
On the menu, you will find homemade Norwegian fårikål (lamb and cabbage) as well as homemade kjøttkaker (Norwegian style meatballs).
In an opinion poll in Norway 40 years ago, fårikål was ranked as Norway’s favorite national dish. A few years back, another opinion poll showed that it is still deemed the National Dish of Norway. The dish even has its own day: “Fårikålens dag”. It is celebrated nationwide on the last Thursday in September.
For a good recipe, we would recommend that you visit “Fårikålens venner” www.farikal.no
Norske kjøttkaker has a long tradition on Norwegian dinner tables – a sure winner with all ages. It is usually served with boiled potatoes, ertestuing (mashed peas), kålstuing (cabbage in white sauce), or surkål (Norwegian style sauerkraut). Tyttebærsyltetøy (cranberry preserves) are also a must. Kjøttkaker came in a good second in both opinion polls mentioned above.
We will also serve Norwegian cake and coffee for dessert, as well as water, juice and soda with the main dishes.
Our special guest this evening will be Sabine Farrar of Viking Walks who will tell us about her recent trip to Norway when she walked along the pilgrim path.
Our guest speaker Sabine Farrar will talk to us right after we have enjoyed our Norwegian meal.
Here is some information she sent to us to share with you.
Viking Walks presents: St. Olav Way – A walk along the historic pilgrim path in Norway
The St. Olav Way (Pilegrimsleden) is a network of pilgrim paths leading from many directions to the St. Olav shrine in Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. In May 2010 these pilgrim paths were declared European Cultural Routes by the Council of Europe.
In my presentation, I will take you on a journey along the Gudbrandsdalen path of the St. Olav Ways. The path begins in Oslo and ends about 400 miles (650 km) north at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. The walk along this ancient route is a unique journey through nature, culture, and history. For many, it is also a spiritual experience.
Since 2014 I have walked several pilgrimages on the St. Olav Way, and walked the entire Gudbrandsdalen path from Oslo to Trondheim (650 km/400 miles) twice. I have also guided and co-guided groups three times on different stretches of the St. Olav Way.
In 2016 I founded Viking Walks, LLC, which offers extended guided group pilgrimages and walks along the St. Olav Ways in cooperation with my Norwegian business partner Kari from Camino Walks of Norway. This July, we guided a 15-day group pilgrimage with 11 international participants along the scenic Gudbrandsdalen path from Dovre-Trondheim (150 mi/250km).
Personal Background: I was born in Germany, where I also received my elementary, high school, and university education (M.Ed. for Physical Education and Geography). In 2002 my husband and I moved to the United States for professional reasons. Since 2005, I have taught in independent schools in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. For the past 11 years, I have been a Physical Education teacher and coach at Norwood School, an independent PreK-8 School in Bethesda, Maryland. Since my first walk on the St. Olav Way in 2014, I have developed a true love for Norway and a passion for walking and guiding groups on the St. Olav Ways.