Loki’s Cheesy Balls

More formally, this dish could be described as “goat cheese balls, crusted with sumac and walnut in the Sarkland-style”. It is a dish inspired by Old Norse myth, specifically an interaction between a goat, Loki, and Skaði (Skadhi or Skadi). It will be served and offered at the Hail and Read more…

Jomsvikings’ Sauerkraut

During the Viking Age the Baltic Sea was extensively travelled by populations centred in what is now Middle and Southern Sweden, Denmark, and the Western islands of the Baltic such as Gotland. These people travelled and traded widely forming alliances with both Slavic and Finnic peoples. There were intermarriages and Read more…

The Viking Diet

Better Health Through Nordic Foodways Eating ancestrally and historically is popular amongst both mainstream nutritionists and in fad diets – from the Mediterranean diet to the Paleo Diet. The most recent scientific research from the massive “Diogenes Project”  indicates that the Nordic diet provides one of the best regimes for Read more…

Thor’s Scrapple

This dish was created to honour Thor, God of the Common Folk. In North America, classic scrapple is a loaf made from a very thick maize porridge mixed with spices, swine offal and head cheese, then fried. It shares a kinship with the Italian dish polenta, a cooking technique that Read more…

YouTube Channel

Austin “Auz” Lawrence designs the húsel feast menu each year. Auz also has a YouTube cooking channel called Heathen Hearth. Heathen Hearth presents recipes inspired by the historic and ethnographic imagination. Recipes can range from historic reconstructions, to traditional dishes, to fantasy creations. Foodways covered will include: historic forays into Read more…