Welcome! I’m Vidar, a Norwegian food writer based in Istanbul.

I am the author of the critically acclaimed book Hummus & granateple (“Hummus & pomegranate”), which came out in Norway in 2018, and the award-winning Norwegian language blog Et kjøkken i Istanbul, sharing recipes and stories from Istanbul and Turkish/Middle Eastern food cultures.

A kitchen in Istanbul is my home for my English food writing. It started as a translation of my best Norwegian-language blog posts, but will relaunch in the first half of 2019 with exclusive content from inside the food culture of Turkey and its immediate neighbours. If that sounds like a journey you’d like to follow, please sign up for my newsletter.

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