Being in the middle of a photo editing marathon I couldn’t enjoy Dumfries’ spectacular Guid Nychburris 2016 pageant and parade this year. However, I made it to Norwegian Market in the Square event organised by the Stove art network.
The market, complete with its own cute pedal-driven travelling food stall, was created to remind of a piece of Dumfries’ cultural history when some 20% of the town’s population were Norwegians during World War Two and they even had their Norge Hus club in the town centre.
So The Stove network transformed their Highstreet building into a modern day Norge Hus with a Scottish twist and used the food market concept to share Our Norwegian Story project during Guid Nychburris celebrations.
The Stove offered freshly made Norwegian waffles with their recipe on the botton of the paper serving plate and organic cinnamon buns. Edinburgh Nordic Affar grocery store joined the Stovies on the day with a variety of traditional foods and specialities. Doonhamers were invited to taste delicious treats and the notorious Viking bread.
I missed the lunchtime visitors’ rush to the market but still got my waffle made by Justin, brought home the recipe and captured the lovely Norwegian flag cake contributed to the market by the Stove Cafe in the true Good Neigbours fashion.