Tag: scandinavia

  • Greenland: It’s Not As Big As You Think

    On this date in 2009, Greenland assumed self-rule as an autonomous region of Denmark. Here are some things you may not have known about Greenland. Greenland is the largest island in the world. But it’s probably not  as big as you think. In the common Mercator map projection, the country appears to be about the […]

  • Lutefisk: What Is It and Why Do People Eat It?

    We’re talking about lutefisk today. As someone of Scandinavian descent, who grew up in a town nicknamed Little Norway, lutefisk has been a part of my life since I was born, despite the fact that I’ve only eaten it once. Lutefisk is a traditional Scandinavian fish dish made with cod or other whitefish. The cod […]