Saturday, November 24, 2012

Flæskesteg or Danish Pork Roast

My flæskesteg just out of the oven
Danish Flæskesteg is made from sirloin of pork but with the crispy crackling. This makes it easy to cut as well as you got the delicious cracklings on top. I bought one on my shopping trip to Sweden in October. Pity I just bought one - I should have got two or three. 
Sliced Danish Flæskesteg. Photo: Jon Krogh
In Norway we serve pork rib with crispy cracklings for Christmas, and this traditional dish is highly seasonal. I do not know whether it is only tradition, but it is a rather rich dish and you would have quite a stamina to eat thick slices of pork rib year around.  
Danish flæskesteg. Photo: fru_green
The Danes, however, eat their flæskesteg with cracklings all year. I highly recommend a traditional open faced sandwich with the stuff. 
Well, to get back to the Flæskesteg I bought in Sweden. I made incisions into the rind, as I would have with a pork rib, seasoned it with salt and pepper and baked it in a very low oven (100 C / 200 F) for 8-9 hours. I increased the temperatur at the end to around 200 C / 400F to get the crackling to get puffed up and crisp.

Flæskesteg served the traditional Danish way. Photo: Nillerdk
The fat will make the lean pork meat very succulent, and can, as opposed to rib, be thinly sliced to be enjoyed both hot or cold.

I invited two friends for a traditional dinner and served as we do during christmas, with pickled red cabbage and brown gravy. I served potatoes baked in the drippings from the roast.

Lækkert, as you would have in Denmark. Delicious!!    

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Norwegian starts long haul flights to Bangkok and New York

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand. Photo: Khaosaming
At last! Norwegian Air Shuttle has planned long haul flights for years, but in May and June 2013 first Norwegian Air Shuttle flights will take off from Oslo Airport to Bangkok and New York. 
Oslo - New York three times a week 
John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport. Photo: Mike Powell
Norwegian will start two weekly flights from Oslo Airport May 30th 2013 on Thursdays and Sundays. 
From June 25th the airline will increase to three weekly flights with additional flights on Tuesdays.
The new Norwegian Dreamliners will leave Oslo Airport 5.30 CET, arriving John F. Kennedy Airport 8 hours later at 7.30 PM. 
Return flights will leave 9.00 PM EST arriving 10.20 AM next morning.
Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third airline flying Oslo-New York, competing with American Continental and Scandinavian Airlines.
Oslo - Bangkok three times a week
Thai will get competition on flights to Oslo. Photo: Mike Powell
Norwegian Air Shuttle will be the second air carrier on flights Oslo-Bangkok. 
Thai Airways started flights June 2009. Norwegian has planned non-stop flights to Bangkok as long, but nothing has materialized until now. 
Norwegian will start two weekly flights from Oslo Airport June 1st 2013 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 
From June 24th the airline will increase to three weekly flights with additional flights on Mondays.
       

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The old (and new) Minot Light

Replica of the top of the old Minot Ledge Light
The present Minot Lighthouse is located on a granite rock off the coast of Cohasset and Scituate MA. When looking out she grows out of the sea and it is barely visible to the naked eye. The first tower was erected 1850 and disappeared ten years later in dramatic events. 
The present Minot Light
The present lighthouse from 1860 is shown here in rough weather, as often experienced on the North eastern part of New England.
The first Minot lighthouse it stood just over a year, before a violent storm struck the Boston area April 17th 1851. The day after the storm, nothing was left of the lighthouse. Keepers Joseph Antoine and Joseph Wilson died during the incident.
The new Minot Light appeared nearly a decade later, and has been there since, resisting the worst storms for 150 years. To keep the memory of the two keepers that disappeared that April night, a memorial has been erected in Cohasset Harbour.

The Antoine and Wilson memorial consists of a stone as well as a replica of the top of the old Minot Light.

Antoine and Wilson Memorial - stone
The text on the stone says.
ANTOINE AND WILSON
MEMORIAL
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
JOSEPH ANTOINE AND JOSEPH WILSON
KEEPERS OF THE FIRST MINOT LEDGE
LIGHTHOUSE WHO, WHILE MANNING THE
LIGHT ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 17, 1851
LOST THEIR LIVES WHEN THE LIGHTHOUSE
WAS SWEPT INTO THE SEA DURING A
VIOLENT NORTHEAST STORM.
"THEY KEPT A GOOD LIGHT"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trondheim, Norway from A-Z 2007-2012


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I have visited Trondheim, Norway several times these last years, both on business and leisure. I will revisit this beautiful old city in November 2012. Here is a list of stories on bars, hotels, restaurants, sights and travel stories from Trondheim, Norway published on Enjoy Food & Travel 2007-2012. Enjoy!!

Bars and restaurants
Hotels
Recipes
Sights
Travel: