Friday, September 24, 2010

One Down, Nordic To Go!


Serious posing for a serious competition. The kids just think mom's weird. Could someone please take the time to straighten that painting in the background?

Hey Foodies, just a quick note to let you know I made it through the first round of Project Food Blog! Dee-deet-de-de! (that was a triumphant trumpet.) I was so very excited to see that little trophy next to my name and do you know who I have to thank? You of course! So thank you to those of you who voted and supported me through this first round. Now, stay with me as we travel north into the next challenge. 

I have something brewing...something Nordic in nature. Yes. I said Nordic. I don't think I've talked much about my Norwegian and Danish heritage, actually, not at all. I tend to focus mostly on my Italian heritage simply because I've had more exposure to it than the Viking vittles on my mother's side.

That is why I'm delving into my roots full speed ahead! The next challenge is to make a classic dish from another culture. I spent hours yesterday sorting through different classic dishes of many different countries and then it dawned on me. Why not explore my Danish roots? (and I'm not talking about the dish-water blond roots that I am rockin' on top of my head right now). Since I've never made anything Nordic in nature, I am quite enthusiastic about it. Intimidated, but enthusiastic.

If I were Iron Chef Danish...not the pastry, silly.

Just so you know, according to Yahoo Education, this is what Nordic means. I found it informative in so many ways.

Nor·dic (nôrdk) KEY

-Of, relating to, or characteristic of Scandinavia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.

-Of or relating to a human physical type exemplified by the tall, narrow-headed, light-skinned, blond-haired peoples of Scandinavia. Not in scientific use. (bold and italicised is my addition)

So please think of me (and my narrow head) tomorrow, as I wade through new flavors and proteins (ehmm, think organ meat) and experiment with new cooking techniques. I will don my best Swedish Chef attitude and hopefully knock out some Danish delish! -Danish, Swedish, Norwegian...I know, I'm clumping countries.

Stay tuned...

Love ya, Foodies!


  1. Can't wait! I made it to next round also and have too many ideas running around in my head! Yikes! Good Luck!

  2. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what Nordic treat you come up with :-)

  3. Congrats on making it to the 2nd round! I can't to see what Nordic dish you make! :) Good luck with the next challenge.

  4. You are such a cutie! I'm glad to hear that you made it into the second round. I'm in good company! I just spend today working on my post...and I'm excited to see the wonders you create! Have a great Friday, love!

  5. Congrats! That first picture is the best--so cute. Can't wait to see your Nordic dish. That is definitely an original classic cuisine to explore. I know it's going to be awesome!

  6. Congrats! I'll be waiting and cheering you on!

  7. Congratulations Lauren! Can't wait to see what you'll post for this round :-) Kate

  8. Congratulations! Let's hope we both make it to the next round of #PFB2010!

  9. Sounds like such a fun challenge! Congrats on progressing through the rounds. I'll be very excited to see your Nordic creation. Competition-wise, I think it's a wise move as I bet not many other bloggers would think to cook from that region. Go on with your bad self.

  10. Congratulations on moving forward. I am totally excited about your next recipe. It's funny 'cause I got received a Scandinavian cook book and everything looks so simple and delicious. Good luck on the next round!

    -the constant hunger

  11. Hilarious! I'm sure the kids will look back fondly on these times that they got to act silly with you. Can't wait to see what you've come up with.

  12. you are too funny! I do love reading your blog! I'm happy to hear that you made it into the next round, I expect great things from you my friend!

  13. I think I want to have a mommy just like you (not that I don't love mine or anything), you're so much fun and funnier, that really comes through in your posts! I'm so looking forward to your classic dish, did you say something about organs? LOL.


Thanks for stopping by Foodie House! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them here or email me. I appreciate your support and LOVE hearing from my readers!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...