Tuesday October 2nd (Huelgoat)
Yesterday night Annick had prepared a typical britton meal. First,
an artichoke " Prince .de Bretagne, appellation contrôlée
" ; then a sarrasin pancake, stuffed with eggs, ham and cheese;
finally a traditional "far" with prunes (the britton far
is a kind of baked custard, more compact. All this with a local
cider, very good indeed !
Sunday September 30th (Plymouth)
We have shared the meals of seven families in England, what a
nice welcome we have each time received !
A very british custom is the mug of coffee or tea. At every hour
of the day, our hosts offered some to us. Many british people practice
the "morning tea": they have this delicious beverage at
bed, before going down for breakfast. Cereals are always part of
the breakfast. Their boxes are really huge
Sometimes we had
the chance of getting eggs and beacon. English eggs are as good
as their hens are beautiful. Toasts also are very british, even
when the bread is fresh.
Aaron, Tim, Elisa, Xan and Georgia had small pancakes. Porridge
is also part of the breakfast. Our favorite remains the homemade
blackberries jam !
For our lunches, we have preferred three garnishes : cheddar, honey
roasted ham, and the Ardennes paté (in french on the pack,
coming from our beloved little country !).
We have loved several evening meals: roasted salmon, chicken curry,
sheperd pie, risotto
The crumble went often with these delicious
dishes, with clotted cream, our besetting sin
Tuesday September 11th (Huijbergen)
Here some Dutch specialities that we have much appreciated:
The unavoidable "stroopwafels" (golden sirup waffles)
irresistible when fresh (which is difficult to control in their
plastic wrapping): for 10 am or 4 pm, the energy for the break!
The indonesian rijstafel, with pindakaas sauce and bananas with
coconut, is a refinement tasted in one of the numerous indonesian
restaurants in Amsterdam.
Last but not least, the gouda: a fresh slice of bread and butter
covered by a gouda slice is always good.
Sunday July 29th (Trosa)
A few swedish specialities as prepared for us by Birgit. I start
with the best: the "kladding chokladkaka". A chocolade
tart, with grilled almonds, a delicacy for the chocolade fans as
I am. Another sweet tested: the "Nypon sopa". This wild
rose soup is more thick than juice, like a soup, and is full of
Last but not least, a recipe by Birgit: "tunnbröd",
a speciality from the north of the country, a kind of very flat
bread, stuffed and rolled with smoked haring, merged with cream
cheese: very good, indeed !
To learn everything about the Norvegian
gastronomy, we advise you to read the complete
found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web site.
Saturday July 7 (Umbukta)
Because we live our last days in Norway, I have bought "Smurt
Tykkledse". It was not acceptable to leave this country without
tasting this traditional pastry that I see in snacks or supermarkets
since one month.
The result ? Stodgy, we don'nt like it. May be it's because of the
soja margarine, or the E 471 additive ?
Wednesday July 4, 2001 (Føroy)
Some could think, concerning the responsible of this heading: she
got a cushy job, tasting from time to time some good dishes and
writing a few lines for the Web.
On the contrary, the task is not so limited ! First I must manage
the feeding bag. The rear roll bag of Benoît is entirely filled
with food. (Mine contains the tent and the matresses). I must constantly
keep this food bag in order: look after the yaourt pots remain upright,
keep available the pic-nic, artfully fill the pants and cups with
And from time to time, manage to re-supply:
then Benoît takes me for shopping.
My second duty: watch the shops shelves for local products which
are sound, fresh and balanced. We try to have a fruit each day and
we give priority to slow suggars which can stimulate our energy.
As for the numerous fishes eaten these last days, they help us to
keep a clear mind.
Wednesday June 27, 2001 (Stamstund)
Welcoming our belgian guest Francis yesterday for the dinner, with
Torro (the norvegian Knorr). A Lofoten
fiske suppe, then pasta di napoli, finally Vafler.
Actually, the rorbuer in which we live for 2 days is equipped with
a waffle iron
At noon, we had a big lapskaus tan, offered by Francis.
We dont know the exact content of this local meat, but it
was very convenient by this gray and cold weather.
Tuesday June 26, 2001 (Stamsund)
Yerterday night, fishmeal...
Monday June 25, 2001 (Heningsvaer)
Today we have tested for you two norvegian specialities: fiskekakes
Friday June 22, 2001 (Stokmarknes)
After a 54 km ride in the morning, we stopped in Sortland, a nice
town with a shopping place, well decided to get a big picnic to
celebrate this morning so rich in km
And in the Mega Coop we swoon in front of belgian strawberries,
in the Vesteralen islands! They were delicious, and in the afternoon
we saw strawberries farmings, in flowers state.
Tuesday June 19 (Sorreisa)
Yesterday night we had whale meat. Whale fishing is a very controversial
matter here, but our hosts are very concerned by environmental issues
and hospitality: we have much appreciated this unusual barbecue.
At the breakfast Benoît has tasted this brown cheese mentioned
by Christophe in our golden book: it is sweat goat cheese. The yellow
berries mentioned by Benoît W. are arctic mulberries: we have
seen much of them in flowers. They are harvested in August, and
Saturday June 16, 2001 (Nordkjosbotn)
We have eaten our first (and last?) norvegian frites. We arrived
very wet at Nordkjosbotn at about 14:00 pm, and needed some warm
food: we rushed into this frites shop, like mosquitoes on campers.
No paper cornet, but a frigolite box; no straight frites, but twisted
ones, as grills. About the taste, ah! Not as the belgian frites
A flash back concerning Bens fishes: they were a black lieu
(no translation found) and a salmon trout: fresh and delicious!
Friday June 15, 2001 (Skibotn)
last days we poured in our Decathlon reserves. Before
our departure, we had snapped up two sport supermarkets; now energizing
bars and freeze-dried meals have no more secrets for us.
As evening meals in our bivouacs: a choice of chicken couscous,
bolognaise pastas, rice chicken with curry, pastas with sauced ox,
cheese twisted noodles
This list triggers a hearty appetite:
lets taste the fishs catched by Ben at noon !
Monday June 11, 2001 (Alta)
A few lines to announce this evening meal: our first norvegian
beer, Mack-ol, bio chips, and pastas with salmon
Sunday June 10, 2001 (Alta)
A product tested this Sunday : kaviar. Question :
is it a least one gram of caviar in this tube ? Considering the
price it would be cheap
Anyway, on kornmo (kind
of tuc), its good.
Saturday June 9, 2001 (Duoddar Sion)
Yesterday night we have enjoyed our first freeze-dried meal :
noodles with ox and sauce : 80 gr powder for a 230 gr,
390kcal meal : wonderful ! Moreover, you poor the water directly
in the bag : no plates washing !
Today we have tested a Norwegian pastry : Fysterkake med ekte
mandler, for sale in all small supermarkets. Another first
: a beautiful, not identified smoked fish devoured at noon.
Friday June 8, 2001 (Olderfjord)
This morning we have opened a new type of breakfast, adviced by
Daniel met at the North Cape: fruit yoghurt mixed with cruesli:
Thursday June 7, 2001 (Kafjord)
Shampinjong-og brokkolisuppe prepared on our gas stove ; we hope
it will be a feast !
Aperitif : Kuemmerling Kraüterlikör offered yersterday
by a German lady who took pity on our condition
Wednesday June 6, 2001 (D+2 Day)
Yesterday night, aboard the Nordlys, fishsoup, halibut with creamed
sauce, cucumber salad, served with Liebfrauemilch
we have a good start !
Today Wednesday some shopping in Honnigsvag : the sausage is reindeers
sausage, fish sausage and pellets are also available : we have to
taste all this !
Tuesday June 5, 2001 (D+1 Day)
« Dis-moi ce que tu manges et je te dirai qui tu es »
(tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are) : we saw
this sentence, in French, arriving in the Oslo airport.
Monday June 4, in the plane, excellent meal with salmon steak
Evening meal : seal lasagne
Tuesday June 5, at the breakfast, doggy bags are provided to allow
us to take our noon picnic, free of charge !