From foraging to fine dining, Trondelag is this year’s European Region of Gastronomy and a veritable feast for food lovers.
Caviar, cod fish and cow vetch: Norway’s food revolution
My journey to food heaven ends in Hell.
It is more pleasant than you would imagine. There are cliffs packed with pine trees, sweeping views of a vast fjord and a quaint mustard-coloured railway station.
Mercifully, this is not the spiritual realm of perpetual evil and suffering, but an unassuming Norwegian village located across the Stjørdalselva river from Trondheim airport.
Its sinister name – said to derive from the Old Norse word hellir, meaning ‘overhang’ or ‘cliff cave’ – is displayed on a Hollywood-esque sign high up on the hillside, greeting visitors at the gateway to Norway’s third largest city.