I missed the festival last year as I was spending time in Canada and while Joe made an appearance, he only found his way to the Lervig beer tent and his memories are hazy at best. Apparently, Gladmat attracts some 250 000 people each year and celebrity chefs are known to make an appearance. (In 2010, Gordon Ramsay was a guest of honour.)
The food festival features many stalls where one can sample local restaurants' signature dishes; there are large stands similar to what one would find at a farmer's market selling cheese, produce, and homemade goods including typical Norwegian dishes like lefse; there are also cooking courses and competitions. It's near impossible not to find a little something for everyone.
Just before this picture was taken, I dropped 50 kr and a nice man let me know the bill was laying
beside my foot. I love living in a place where people are honest!
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