In the Land of The Midday Bun

Pop Quiz: Oslo tastes like a) Lutefisk; b) Reindeer; c) Raisin buns; d) Um, you're weird — a city doesn't taste of anything. There's no absolute right answer, but I'd choose c). Every city has its own flavor, and I can't think about Norway's thousand-year-old, Viking-founded capital (pop. 515,000) without recalling the flavor of its traditional raisin buns — warm puffs of barely cinnamony bread punctuated by sweet morsels of fruit.

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