The World in Soups

Lapskaus – Norway

The Norwegians know how to do cold weather comfort stews right. Bundle up as we head to this cold Scandinavian country for some hearty meat and potato soup. Aside from the potatoes and meat, which is typically beef, the other stars of this dish are root vegetables and spices.

Historians believe lapskaus originated from trading with other countries. Lapskaus is thought to come from a sailor’s hash popular among European men of the sea.

Fun Fact: The Norwegian population in Brooklyn, NY was once so high the city had a street named Lapskaus Boulevard. This street was renamed Eighth Avenue in the 1980s.

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