Sunday, December 25, 2011

Rømmegrøt - a culinary bombshell for Christmas?

Norwegian rømmegrøt or Sour Cream porridge may get a renaissance in these low-carb times. If made the right way, it will have fat in abundance. It is usually made for festive occasions, and the Americans above serve it for Christmas.

Rømmegrøt is part of our my culinary heritage. In spite of this, I have eaten it only once. I liked it back then, but I felt full for at least 24 hours. It can be served by itself with cinnamon sprinkled on top, or as a combo with cured meat and flat bread.

The funny thing with rømmegrøt is that it is extremely easy to eat, in spite of the high fat content, but beware; you get full instantly, even in the middle of a second helping, and you can can not get a second spoonful down.

If you wanna try this Norwegian staple here are a few English recipes: 
Did you like Zarah Leander? If so, here is another song!

This song dates from 1938. Zarah Leander sings "kann denn liebe sünde sein?" or can love be a sin? The lyrics was written by Bruno Balz, a homosexual and a very good friend of Zarah. 

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