Norwegians typically eat four meals a day. Frokost (Breakfast) is usually eaten at home and may consist of porridge or other cereals and open-faced sandwiches. Lunch or Lunsj (LOON-sh) is usually eaten at school or work and may be a large snack. The only hot meal is dinner or middag (MIH-dawg) which is eaten at home but it is usually eaten about four in the afternoon It often includes soup, bread, and a main course of seafood. Some people also eat a late meal called kveldsmat (keh-VELL-dis-mawt) with tea or coffee.
Bread is a main part of Norwegian diet. People in Norway often eat open-faced sandwiches. They eat bread with salted herring, brown goat cheese, cold meats and spreads made of vegetables, shrimp, or sweets. Flatbrød (FLAWT-brohd) is a thin, crisp bread often eaten with stews. Gomme (GOO-meh) is a popular sweet milk dish that people eat with waffles. A sour cream porridge called rømmegrøt (ROHM-meh-groht) is often served at weddings.