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The Nordic climate creates a culinary wonderland of fish, cheese, berries — and sheep heads

“Norway being as long as it is, being as untouched as it in nature, you have things here that are unique. “For me it was mind-blowing. I saw the way they preserved fish, meat and I just thought I’ve never seen this before.” Norway’s distinctive cuisine has been shaped by its 100,000-kilometer coastline, by its long winters and brief summers, by the forests that cover a third of its surface,

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This story complements the Culinary Journeys TV series, airing monthly on CNN International. See more of the show here: cnn.com/journeys. Share photos of your own Culinary Journeys on Instagram with the hashtag #CNNFood for a chance to be featured on CNN. In the height of midsummer, the sun doesn’t set for months in Norway’s Arctic north — and nearly 11 p.m. in the southern capital Oslo. Norwegians seize their short