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Old 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Leaving the country

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First post here, excited for some good information! I'll be leaving the country in two weeks and heading to Norway with my wife for nine months. Being food is so very expensive there, we are planning on a simple diet; rices, beans, etc. I was looking for recommendations on what main spices to bring? Any recommendations on cook books or something of that nature to enable us to add variety with simple ingredients? Any help is much appreciated. We both survived college, but are looking to expand our simple culinary skills.

Thank you so much!

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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salt, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and corn starch.
get used to eating all white food.

just kidding.

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Old 07-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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salt, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and corn starch.
get used to eating all white food.

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Welcome to DC--stay in touch when you get to Norway! Snow blindness (all food is white or covered in white sauce/whipping cream--just kidding but that is how I remember Lutheran Church suppers in northern MN) and don't let them talk you into eating lutefisk. I am soooo envious. Seafood--lots of it...salmon, crayfish, scallops...herring every which way. Bolledeig can tell you what you might not find in Noway since she's from there and lives in TX--stuff you might want to pack with you. Yes, food is expensive in the Scandinavian countries (but so good), but more expensive is alcohol. When I lived in Stockholm, the joke was you could afford to eat or drink but not on the same day. Enjoy!!! Again, I am so envious! You should arrive in time for crayfish season (or is that just a Swedish thing?) Embrace the food--don't look for things that remind you of North America.
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Welcome to DC and hope you can still post once in Norway

Have a safe trip!
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ja, i tink dey haf de vorld vide veb oop der...
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At least they'll have some good beer...
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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If I were facing a diet heavy in rice, I'd take some good curry powders to bring to life rice with vegetable dishes. And I'd be baking regularly. Flour never gets so high that bread is still not a cheap, good-tasting deal, so if I wanted some particular varieties of breads and other baked goods that required some ingredient, I'd be sure to have plenty of that.
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Since Norway is rich with seafood, I think I'd bring some Old Bay seasoning, some taragon, salt, pepper, curry powder, sage, oregano, basil, thyme, chicken soup base, or bullion cubes, Beef soup base, or bullion cubes, Freeze-dried fruits, such as strawberries, bannanas, etc., granulated garlic and onion powders, cardamon, maybe some tex-mex herbs and spices for when you get the urge to make spanish rice, and definatley take some Chinese 5-spice powder for fried rice and stir-fries.

That's my recommendation. I'm sure others will give good tips as well.

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I thought that was Yooper-speak, derived from Finlanders who populated the area back before rocks were turned into wheels.

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