Real Men Eat Lutefisk – and Challenge You to Join Them!
The Nordic Fellows are at it again. This local group of Scandinavian men will soon gather to celebrate the annual rite of passage for Nordic men ... the annual feast of Lutefisk. The group invites any interested men to join them at the Swedish Club at 22398 Ruth Street in Farmington Hills, MI, beginning at 11:30 a.m. for the feast of Lutefisk on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Tickets at $30 are very limited, and reservations are necessary by calling Dennis Flessland of Huntington Woods at (248) 547-6379.
Lutefisk (LOU-ta-fisk) has deep origins beginning long before anybody knew about electric refrigerators. Even before electricity. Long ago! Ancient Vikings had to preserve their seasonal catch of cod and found that processing it with salt and hanging it out to dry would keep the fish for many months and provide nourishment through the long dark winter months.
Lutefisk is served with one of three toppings: melted butter, a Norwegian favorite; white sauce, favored by Swedes; or a dill sauce with general appeal. Modern Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, and Icelanders have never lost their taste for this delicacy, and the local Nordic Fellows are again ready to share their love with other guys who want to try it.