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Lefse, Lutefisk and Coffee: Cultural Observations (1/21)

Lefse, Lutefisk and Coffee: Cultural Observations (1/21)

January 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

Norwegians don’t really eat lefse and lutefisk and think it’s hilarious that such products made their way to the states and are still eaten.  I think these things were more eaten in the past and younger generations of Norwegians seem to be happy to leave these culinary delights in the past. People look really surprised when I tell them that every summer in Decorah we have a lutefisk eating contest.  I think I may have deterred a few potential tourists. :)

I’ve looked all over and haven’t been able to find any "real" lefse.  The only stuff we've come across has been mass produced and packaged.  Apparently lefse is more present in the western part of the country and on special occasions (ie Christmas).

Norwegians are the most caffeinated people in the world.  They sure do like their dark coffee.  So do the Luther students in the morning after spending the evening writing their papers.

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