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My selection of restaurants in Oslo

I love food and wine, and I enjoy trying new restaurants, often by consulting the Restaurant Guide of Aftenposten and the Michelin Guide. In four years in Oslo, several people have asked for my selection of restaurants in town, so here it is (last updated September 2017).

My top three restaurants:

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The Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread Experiment

Back in 2010, I found myself explaining why the Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella1 is better than its Norwegian imitation competitor Nugatti to my colleagues at the University of Bergen. Yes, like most Italians, I often brag about Italian food.

One of my colleagues challenged me: “I bet what you want that if I give you a slice of bread with Nutella and another one with Nugatti, you will not recognise the difference.”

I answered: “I bet what you want that I will recognise the difference between Nutella and three other spreads, while blindfolded.”

A few weeks later, I ran the first chocolate-hazelnut spread test at the University of Bergen. The test aimed at verifying if it is possible to recognise chocolate-hazelnut spreads while blindfolded.

Me tasting one of the four chocolate-hazelnut spread samples

28 Oct 2010: Me tasting one of the four chocolate-hazelnut spread samples. Photo by Federico Mancini.

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Footnotes

  1. If you have never heard about Nutella, or if you thought Nutella was German, you should read its history.

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