Constitution Day

Following the upheaval of the Napoleonic war, in 1814, Denmark lost Norway, which was to be independent, with its own constitution and parliament (Storting). Sweden had slightly different ideas, and Norway shared a Swedish king and foreign policy until 1905. The parliament resigned on 7th June 1905 over the refusal to allow Norwegian consuls in foreign cities; on 13th August a referendum on independence was passed by 368208 to 184; on 26th October the Swedish king renounced his right to the Norwegian throne and on 18th November Prince Carl of Denmark became Haakon VII of Norway, and his 2-year-old son Alexander was renamed Olav – to become the much-loved Olav V, and father of the current King, Harald V


Serves 4


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil

  • 1 onion diced

  • 1 leek sliced (only white part)

  • 1 parsnip sliced

  • 1 carrot sliced

  • 4 potatoes cubed

  • 2 celery stalks sliced

  • 1 green pepper diced

  • 2 cups fish stock

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half

  • 2 tablespoon worcestershire

  • 2 pounds fresh cod cubed

  • 1/2 teaspoon dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley

  • lemon juice(optional)


In a large soup pot heat butter and oil add all vegetables saute until onions are soft. Add fish stock, half and half and worcestershire then when just about to boil, then turn heat down to a simmer, when vegetables are soft add cod and cook until fish is tender (7 minutes) then add dill and parsley and simmer for 2 minutes, salt and pepper to taste then serve with a squirt of lemon and crusty bread with butter.

Try with:

Akevitt or a Buttery Chardonnay from Sonoma County USA                  Jubel!