To anyone familiar with Scandinavian cookies, simply reading the words krumkake, sandbakkelse, rosettes and fattigman can bring on the drool.
For those who wouldn’t know where to start in pronouncing krumkake, trust me when I tell you there’s nothing quite like jamming the crispy-edged, lacy-textured Norwegian wafer cookie into your mouth.
Here’s your chance to find them baked from scratch. Tacoma’s Embla Lodge #2 will have its annual Nordic Festival featuring Norwegian baked goods, plated meals and a la carte items. The Norwegian-themed festival will be Saturday in Edgewood.
Also coming up are two more odes to Norwegian cuisine and culture: the annual lutefisk dinner at Tacoma’s Norden Lodge and a Norwegian cooking class at Pacific Lutheran University’s Scandinavian Cultural Center. Read on for details.
This annual bake sale and celebration of Norwegian culture is hosted by Embla Lodge #2, a chapter of the Daughters of Norway.
Every October, Norden Lodge 2, the Tacoma outpost of the Sons of Norway organization, hosts its lutefisk appreciation dinner. And, yes, people really do pay to eat lutefisk.
Lutefisk is one of those things you never forget, even if all that’s passed your lips is the tiniest of nibbles. Dried cod is reconstituted, then served slathered in butter or a white sauce. It has a distinctive taste, let’s just agree on that.
NORWEGIAN COOKING CLASSES
This has to be the least expensive of any fee-based cooking class in the region. Learn to cook Norwegian specialties for only $5 at Pacific Lutheran University’s Scandinavian Cultural Center. Teaching the October classes will be instructors from the Daughters of Norway.