“Scandinavian Buffet” (Northfield, MN)

Here, finally, is a report on my blog on the food of one of the most authentically “ethnic” immigrant groups in Minnesota: the Norwegians. Yes, it includes lutefisk which, after nine years in the state and many bad jokes, I ate for the first time last night and, to my surprise, rather liked. The meal also included Riskrem, Rømmegrøt and Rullepølse—no, these are not Norwegian death metal bands who play at the dinner, but things to eat—and a fair bit of pickled and marinated fish and a lot of things that involved a lot of cream. More on all that in a bit. First a little on where we ate this meal.  Continue reading