During 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:
Here is a bonus – a recipe Benjamin made on Træna. Elk stew with spaghetti seaweed
More about Benjamin and Polar Permaculture on his web: https://www.polarpermaculture.com/
Listen to the podcast episode recorded during the winter festival.