Norway Today

Tue, 24 Nov 2015

Queen inspired by immigrant women

Norway Today
Herbs and vegetables from around the world have gradually incorporated Norwegian cuisine.
However, we have still much to learn, and Tuesday took Queen Sonja receive tips from five immigrant women. In present for his 75th birthday, the queen had a special gift of Norwegian Garden Association a project in which women with immigrant background draws from his knowledge of exotic vegetables and herbs.
The newspaper Ringerikes Blad was obviously present when the gift was presented in Hønefoss.

- She liked my okra dish   said Parveen Kanta from India, who along with her husband Gurdev operates Plant Exchange. Okra is a legume originally from Ethiopia but is now cultivated in many places. Compared with women from Nigeria, Kurdistan and Afghanistan had Parveen Kanta made different dishes attendees got to try.
The five women are all included in the project Limitless vegetables and herbs, which will be traveling around the country. The goal is to determine whether plants from home just as easily be grown in Norway. And Queen Sonja was inspired - possibly to include some tips to their chefs at the Palace. Maybe there will be some new herbs in Queen's Park too.
- An original, exciting and inspiring gift. This will enrich our own lifestyle, she said. a bouquet of flowers to the queen is  tradition  This time it was an herbal bouquet that was presented by six year old Mira Singh.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today 
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