Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration “Pepperkakebyen”

The beautiful “pepperkakebyen” (in Norwegian) or “gingerbread city” is a community activity which I admire very much. A ginger bread city is created by Bergen municipality since 1991 during Christmas every year.

Almost all kindergardens and schools, many companies and thousands of families send their contribution for this event. Thousands of young and old people are involved in the activity. I have met families with young kids who plan their contribution in advance and it has become family tradition during Christmas. It is world’s largest and finest gingerbread city.


Weekend Special: चमचमीत पदार्थ


After  simple weekdays lunch and dinner, this is a very popular spicy chicken curry for Friday dinner or for parties. The sauce consists of lots of  spices as it is very common for such dishes. The basic ingredients for the sauce are onion, tomato paste, ginger, garlic and heavy cream.

माझ्या लहानपणी असे पदार्थ फक्त हॉटेलात मिळायचे. पदार्थ करण्याची कृती आणि साहित्य याची विशेष माहितीच नसायची. मासिकांचे खाद्य विशेषांक येणे सुरु झाले आणि वेग-वेगळ्या प्रदेशातील खाद्य पदार्थांची ओळख झाली. पुढे  इंटरनेट मुळे आणि tv channels मुळे तर नवीन दालनच उघडे झाले.

गम्मत म्हणजे सगळे घरी जमत असून देखील बाहेर खाण्याचे प्रमाण मात्र प्रचंड वाढले आहे. त्या साठी कारणे द्यावी तेवढी थोडी.:)