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    It’ll go well with the Norwegian wine.

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    Wonder if they sell Cream of Gefilte Fish (kosher for Passover)?
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    AAAAAAAAAGH!! Call child protection, quick!!!

    FWIW lutefisk, while maybe not a dying tradition, is certainly shrinking. Sales in MN have been dropping steadily year by year. For some reason the latest immigrants from Laos or Honduras or Somalia don't seem to be taking to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    AAAAAAAAAGH!! Call child protection, quick!!!

    FWIW lutefisk, while maybe not a dying tradition is certainly shrinking. Sales in MN have been dropping steadily year by year. For some reason the latest immigrants from Laos or Honduras or Somalia don't seem to be taking to it.
    Bloody heathens! Have they no respect for TRADITION??? <G>
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    No shortage of lutefisk in Ballard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    No shortage of lutefisk in Ballard.
    Growing up in Astoria... mostly Finns. But with a solid leavening of other Scandahoovian tribes as well. Thus I was introduced to the joys of lutefish early. I imagine it's still easy to find there...
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    Hahahahaha! JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    Wonder if they sell Cream of Gefilte Fish (kosher for Passover)?

    Gefilte fish is just cream of gefilte fish, poached.
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    I think the decline of lutefisk consumption is more tied to the decline of traditional religion. The late-fall lutefisk dinner was, and is, an annual fixture in many upper midwest Lutheran churchs many of which are declining in attendance. Outside of those and maybe a holiday meal I'm not sure how much was ever consumed. It's not nearly as horrible as the reputation makes it out to be, it's just not something to seek out and there's no real way to "modernize" it because the biggest culinary crime of lutefisk ime is it's so damn bland. A gelatinous mass of slightly fishy tasting bland, like fish stick jello.

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    Good point, although descendants of old-time scandinavian immigrants would often eat it at home too. Their grandchildren, not so much. And to be fair, those Lutheran church dinners also usually have the option of swedish meatballs, which are pretty good.

    Things definitely aren't like they used to be in Minnesota. You can buy fresh habanero peppers in the neighborhood grocery store.
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    I'll wait until Gerber carries Haggis!

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    Aww, lutefisk ain’t that bad. Context helps.

    I had terrific fish for breakfast for five days in Helsinki in June. Broiled, smoked, pickled, and cured (lutefisk-like). Mmm.

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    I make it a point to not eat fish I can see through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Aww, lutefisk ain’t that bad.
    De gustibus non est disputandum, dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    De gustibus non est disputandum, dude.
    Im sitting in my church pew waiting for service.

    You made me laugh out loud. Praise be to God and weird foods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I make it a point to not eat fish I can see through.
    So you've never HAD jellyfish? I've eaten them on purpose... and accidentally. But I agree, I don't hanker to repeat the experience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Good point, although descendants of old-time scandinavian immigrants would often eat it at home too. Their grandchildren, not so much. And to be fair, those Lutheran church dinners also usually have the option of swedish meatballs, which are pretty good.
    There are people that like it - some people had third helpings at the church dinner I was at yesterday. Maybe I'm just over generalzizing from family history but nobody from the immigrants on down ate it outside of a church dinner. It's definitely weird but to me it's not like durian or kymyz things that physically make me gag.

    I'm curious if one of the fancy new nordic kitchens overseas has tried to reinvent it. Couldn't find anything from Noma, but I have limited patience to browse the food porn blogs.

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    The time I tried it it was drown in melted butter. With enough butter, I can gag down almost anything.

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    Our little church in SD developed quite a following for their lutefisk dinners - folks traveled quite the distances, to attend. Just not that many folks offering it, in SD, I guess. In particular, our Pastor (a good German) developed quite a taste for it. He retired to Rapid City, and posts pictures of their dinners (which I believe he helped get started). Interesting guy - he's a Volksmarcher, and has dedicated his retirement to lots of travel,both in and out of the country. Headed to Cuba, now; Cambodia next year. I'm impressed!
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    Fish and soap
    not anything like
    fish and chips

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    Lutesfisk is for sissies. Try some Surstromming You will laugh, but don't watch if you are eating your dinner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDALfsX5OhM JayInOz

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