The annual Gladmat festival will once again be featuring seafood after the common Norwegian delicacy’s success last year.
Gladmat started today and will be running until Saturday 28th July, possibly attracting around 250,000 visitors. Fruit and vegetables are also on the festival’s menu.
Giving her support to the Nordic Countries’ largest food festival, Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Lisbeth Berg-Hansen said recently, “seafood is healthy, good, and we have many great products to offer.”
“We will make the Norwegian consumer even better acquainted with and fond of seafood through festivals such as Gladmat.”
Trygve Slagsvold Vedum, the Minister of Agriculture and Food, has also declared these help spread inspiration and knowledge about Norway’s rich variety of food traditions.
According to festival organisers, Gladmat “has established itself as Scandinavia’s leading food festival” since starting in 1998”, and is “an important ambassador for food culture and enjoyment all the year through.”
Approximately 100 major and smaller exhibitors are taking part this year. There will also be competitions, shows, and other entertainment.
The programme can be found here (external link in Norwegian only).
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