10 recipes for an Italian holiday atmosphere in Norway

Italy is one of Norway’s favorite holiday countries. Many travel for the warm weather, blue seas and beautiful beaches – but just as many travel to experience authentic Italian cuisine based on good ingredients.

But when a pandemic manages to hamper this year’s Italian summer vacation, it’s all about creating solutions at home. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult: with a few good recipes and good friends available, it’s a short way to a taste of Italy.

– Italian cuisine has many dishes that are easy to recreate in Norwegian kitchens says department head Torunn Nordbø at the Information Office for Bread and Cereals in a press release.

– Focaccia, bruschetta, grissini, ciabatta and biscotti are just some of the Italian specialties with which you can create a holiday mood, she continues.

Here are our ten recipes that create an Italian holiday vibe in your home country:

Focaccia is Italian toast with garlic, red onion, rosemary and parmesan cheese, a perfect side dish for dinner.  Serve with a barbecue or enjoy on its own with a good oil or an aioli.

Focaccia is Italian toast with garlic, red onion, rosemary and parmesan cheese, a perfect side dish for dinner. Serve with a barbecue or enjoy on its own with a good oil or an aioli.

Pepper breadsticks, or breadsticks, are suitable as a snack or as an accessory for dinner.  Baked with olive oil and is a good alternative to potato chips.  Photo: Colourbox.com

Pepper breadsticks, or breadsticks, are suitable as a snack or as an accessory for dinner. Baked with olive oil and is a good alternative to potato chips. Photo: Colourbox.com

Italian bread with durum wheat, wheat flour and olive oil is one of the best things you make at home.  Good to take with you in the picnic basket or serve with all kinds of BBQ foods.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Italian bread with durum wheat, wheat flour and olive oil is one of the best things you make at home. Good to take with you in the picnic basket or serve with all kinds of BBQ foods. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Tomato bruschetta is a great, easy way to eat old bread.  Bruschetta can be a top with many different ingredients.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Tomato bruschetta is a great, easy way to eat old bread. Bruschetta can be a top with many different ingredients. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Bacon, garlic and aioli bruschetta topped with baked tomatoes is a fresh and simple Italian summer appetizer or side dish on the grill.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Bacon, garlic and aioli bruschetta topped with baked tomatoes is a fresh and simple Italian summer appetizer or side dish on the grill. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

You get garlic pasta when you make garlic bread and serve it over pasta - instead of on the side.  Very well!  The recipe pairs well with an eco-friendly everyday, as it's both vegetarian and a great way to use up leftover bread.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

You get garlic pasta when you make garlic bread and serve it over pasta – instead of on the side. Very well! The recipe pairs well with an eco-friendly everyday, as it’s both vegetarian and a great way to use up leftover bread. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Spaghetti, bread, lemon and bacon.  It won't be more Italian!  In combination, it becomes a tasty dinner dish.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Spaghetti, bread, lemon and bacon. It won’t be more Italian! In combination, it becomes a tasty dinner dish. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Place a pizza stone on the grill and get grilled pizza with a delicious crispy bottom.  Here, the pizza is topped with bacon, mozzarella, pesto and grilled peaches.  Photo: Brodogkorn.no

Place a pizza stone on the grill and get grilled pizza with a delicious crispy bottom. Here, the pizza is topped with bacon, mozzarella, pesto and grilled peaches. Photo: Brodogkorn.no

With a pizza stone on the grill you get grilled vegetarian pizza with a delicious crispy bottom.  Here is the recipe for vegetarian pizza with white pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, red onion and mushroom.  Photo: Sara Johannessen/MatPrat

With a pizza stone on the grill you get grilled vegetarian pizza with a delicious crispy bottom. Here is the recipe for vegetarian pizza with white pizza sauce, cherry tomatoes, red onion and mushroom. Photo: Sara Johannessen/MatPrat

Biscotti are delicious sweet Italian cookies.  These are made with cinnamon, but often vary with chocolate, almonds or dried fruit, and are given as gifts for Christmas.  Photo: Colourbo.com

Biscotti are delicious sweet Italian cookies. These are made with cinnamon, but vary with chocolate, almonds or dried fruit, and are given as gifts for Christmas. Photo: Colourbo.com

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