How to Eat Like a Viking: Salmon, the Fish Worth Fighting For

How to Eat Like a Viking: Salmon, the Fish Worth Fighting For

  Were you worried the Viking food ride was over? Summer is coming to an end, but there’s a few more Viking morsels up my sleeve. Today’s feature: Salmon Stew.     I’m doing this post differently. Call it Viking food in pictures with a little text. If I keep writing “Fish Stew” (which is what this is) you might get a gag reflex. I almost did and I love, love salmon. For some reason, fish and stew...

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How to Eat Like a Viking: Bread in Bag…Viking Fast Food

How to Eat Like a Viking: Bread in Bag…Viking Fast Food

  What’s a busy Viking matron to do when she’s got a gaggle of kids at her skirts and a farm to tend? You know as well I do at the end of the day many mouths will want to be fed.   Like so many moms on the go, the Viking wife and mom had a lot of responsibilities. Sometimes planning dinner falls through the cracks.  Norse women had the same problems you and I do, trying to get through her to do list, but unlike the modern...

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How to Eat Like a Viking: It’s in the Cheese by Gina Conkle

How to Eat Like a Viking: It’s in the Cheese by Gina Conkle

  The Cheese Alternative In one part of Spain, there’s a tradition that tells of Viking raiders who came to conquer but got stuck on an island in the middle of a river because local fighters defeated them. Lore has it those Vikings traded in their war hammers to become cheese farmers, and to this day that region is known for its hard cheeses. Vikings are ever resourceful! Dairy products were the midsummer answer to food shortages....

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How to Eat Like a Viking: The Magic of Mead by Gina Conkle

How to Eat Like a Viking: The Magic of Mead by Gina Conkle

  What comes to mind when someone says Viking? Ham-fisted warriors raising a horn of mead in one hand and a leg bone of fowl in the other? Today’s post refines that view with a peek into long ago life in Lejre, Denmark. If my bone broth post dipped into the Sagas for its story, this Rose Hip Mead post is pure history. A View into the Past Harold Bluetooth made Roskilde the throne seat (capital) of Denmark in the 10th century. But,...

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How to Eat Like a Viking: The Tale of Bone Broth by Gina Conkle

How to Eat Like a Viking: The Tale of Bone Broth by Gina Conkle

  My Viking food journey has begun. Today’s adventure was the age old cooking process of broth making. Most of grab a few cans of broth around the holidays and don’t think twice about what it takes to make this food staple. I’ve made bone broth before, and homemade beats canned (or cartoned) broth by a mile in any taste test. The more I dig into this project, reading and writing Viking stories, immersing myself in their...

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