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Sweeter side of Norway: Two chances to buy Norwegian cookies

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Oct. 9, 2013 at 5:01 pm | No Comments »
October 10, 2013 12:00 pm
Pictured here, an assortment of Norwegian cookies. File photo 2010. Janet Jensen/Staff photographer
Pictured here, an assortment of Norwegian cookies. File photo 2010. Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

At first mention of Norwegian food, I’m certain lutefisk tops the list of the most famous of Scandi exports (if only for that eww factor). When I think of Norway, I think pastries: krumkake, fattigman and sandbakkels. I could never get enough pepperkaker, even if I tried.

Coming soon are two events featuring Norwegian baked goods – and you won’t want to miss out on buying them. Cardamom, butter, potato, hot griddles and cookie presses, the little fluted tart pans. Norwegian bake-a-thons are glorious things.  I’ll have a story in next Wednesday’s food section about baking Norwegian cookies at home. Until then, check out these two events in Edgewood and Tacoma this week and next that will offer a limited selection of Norwegian treats (get there early and buy lots, they won’t last long):

Nordic Festival
Presented by: Daughters of Norway, Embla Lodge
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 2013
Where: Edgemont Junior High, 2300 110th Ave. E., Edgewood
Information: Lodge page
Admission: $2

From Embla Lodge president and chair of Nordic Festival, Mardy Fairchild, here are the details of how to dine at the festival:
Hot lunch: From Fairchild, “We will be selling Swedish meatballs, gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry sauce for $4.00 a plate. We will also be selling split pea soup for $3.00 a bowl.” Diners can eat there or take it home. Rolls and beverages for sale, too.
Nordic Bakery: “We will be selling a wide variety (way too many to mention) of Norwegian kaker (cookies) including krumkake, sandbakkelse, rosettes, fattigman, and ingefær spritz, just to name a few. The cookies will sell for $4.00 per box. We also are selling three rounds of Potet Lefse (Potato Lefse) for $5.00 per package, Julekake (Christmas cake, actually it’s a sweet bread) for $8.00 per loaf, and pies for $10.00.”

Sons of Norway Lutefisk Dinner, Meatballs and Bake Sale
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20
Where: Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., 253-752-8686, norden2.com
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 7-12, free for kids 6 and younger

Check back next week for more details, but the event will feature a lutefisk dinner, meatballs and s small bake sale on Oct. 20.

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