Polar Berries

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Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking

Kitchen of Light

By Andreas Viestad

Published 2003

In Norway, summer does not merely mean sun and warmth, it is compensation for the long, dark winter, and it is savored hungrily. Even in the capital, Oslo, in the south of the country, the sun does not set until nearly 11 P.M., and it quickly rises again before 4 A.M. In northern Norway, the sun never sets. In June and July, outdoor restaurants and beaches are overcrowded with sun seekers, and after a few long days of sun and temperatures in the eighties, we forget how on a cold, dark day in January we regretted being born in one of the northernmost countries in the world.