Chef in Residence from the Arctics

2018-02-16 12.13.52During the Winter festival Træna Taken By Storm ( Ta Træna med Storm ) in February 2018, the chef and local food producer Benjamin Vidmar from Longyearbyen Svalbard came here as a Chef in Residence. His ambition was to collaborate with and learn from the local seaweed company, located in Selvær, Træna.

As a result, Benjamin served a 6 course tasting menue with local seaweed in each dishes during the festival first day. He also arranged a winter barbecue and held a presentation, joined a food island hopping trip where participants from Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Denmark also took part.

Also NRK joined the Chefs busy days in Træna:

Ta Traena Med storm-Seaweed video from Polar Permaculture Solutions, AS on Vimeo.

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Here is a bonus – a recipe Benjamin made on Træna. Elk stew with spaghetti seaweed

elk-stew-with-sweet-potatoes-and-spaghetti-seaweed from Polar Permaculture Solutions, AS on Vimeo.

More about Benjamin and Polar Permaculture on his web:

Listen to the podcast episode recorded during the winter festival.

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