A Conversation for Lutefisk

'Bye and thanx for all the Lutefisk

Post 1

Merdo the Grey, Patron Saint of fuzzy thinking

The important thing to remember about eating lutefisk is that you need lost of other things to make it palateable.

My theory is that a gang of drunken vikings about a thousand years ago in a famished stupor, mistakenly put their dried fish in the lye barrel instead of the water barrel. Still hungry when the mistake was discovered, they ate it anyway. Still in a drunken stupor, they liked it.

Traditions have a way of continuing long after their usefulness passes, and therefore the scandinavians still eat the stuff.

But the Icelanders do a nice one by marinating shark-meat in amonia ...

'Bye and thanx for all the Lutefisk

Post 2

Monsignore Pizzafunghi Bosselese

smiley - laugh

Great entry, btw! smiley - ok Lutefisk without the lutefisk smiley - laugh

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