Every country has its own set of traditional holiday food. Here in America we pig out on turkey, ham, sugar cookies, gingerbread houses and the beloved (or not so beloved) fruitcake. But what about the rest of the world? Are they decorating gingerbread houses and adding cinnamon to their pumpkin pie? I decided to do some investigating and find out. Every day this week, I'll spotlight a holiday cooking tradition from around the globe.
Today we'll begin with our friends in Norway. This time of year their nights are long and their climate is cold. Although traditionally more meat than treats for the holidays, modern-day Norwegian families now take refuge from their long cold nights with baked goods. One of the traditional favorites is a Krumkaker filled with cloudberry cream. Its got a few specialty ingredients and requires the use of a specialized pan, but if you're interested in the recipe, read more