Moveable Feast: It's lutefisk supper season
It's lutefisk supper season!
For those unfamiliar with the Scandinavian-American tradition, the oddly gelatinous lye-soaked whitefish is a popular holiday "treat" for some and a source of utter disgust for others. But it's a big deal here.
Olsen Fish Co. in Minneapolis is the world's largest lutefisk processor I visited once and couldn't get the smell out of my coat for days.
Anyway, there's a local aficionado who keeps a list of all the restaurants that serve it, plus church and community groups that host lutefisk suppers. Minnesota Monthly recently did a photo essay looking behind the scenes at the preparations for the dinner at the oldest Lutheran church in the state, Christ Lutheran in Marine on St. Croix.