[Sca-cooks] lutefisk and Lefse

H Westerlund-Davis yaini0625 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 10 23:58:48 PST 2010

Lutefisk and Harkle (which is half rotted shark from Iceland) are all eaten as reminders of the "starving times." Why would they eat something like this. It's kind of why people would eat lamprey?


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From: Georgia Foster <jo_foster81 at hotmail.com>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tue, January 5, 2010 7:19:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] lutefisk and Lefse

The stepfather, being born and raised outside of Grand Forks, to immigrant parents, has a fondness for Lefse and Lutfisk (lutefisk).

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/LutefiskHistory.htm offers "Today the fish is celebrated in ethnic and religious celebrations and is linked with hardship and courage."

My personal opinion is one would have to be in extreme 'hardship' in order to summon sufficient 'courage' to eat it, but eh ... each to their own.

For my own part I prepare the lefse required for him to enjoy his family tradition.  I take it to mother's door.  That is as far as I will go.

My hold will eat the lefse ... hot from the 'takke',  spred with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and rolled up.  Mine is a little thick for my stepfather's personal preference his choices are 1)eat it or 2)do without.  Makes me evil ... I know ... but without the thin sticks mother used to have I can't get it any thinner and still get it off the board.  


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