Norwegian Christmas food is a strong reminder of just how important traditional preservation techniques such as fermenting, pickling, salting, curing and smoking meat and fish were in order to survive the harsh winters. Before the discovery of oil, the country was poor and reliant on sustenance fishing and farming. Within that construct there was still plenty of room for innovation, creativity and the ability to ensure that everything could and should be eaten. In this weeks episode Ingrid, Elise and Jonas talk about traditional yuletide cuisine, Smalahove, Pinnekjøtt and Lutefisk. Jay, Tristan and Jimmy talk about their experiences with Nordic xmas food and the growing interest in alternatives to the traditional meat, fat and salt heavy dishes.