12-01-2012, 07:53 PM
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In light of the Bacon Shaving soap thread, somebody could make a fortune making and marketing this stuff.Lightbulb If you have to ask what lutefisk is, we know your not from the Upper Midwest and you or your in-laws aren't Norwegian. It just isn't Christmas without it.

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 12-01-2012, 08:04 PM
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Ah, this brings back memories. When I was in high school, eons ago, I dated a girl whose family was Norwegian. Each Christmas her mother forced the girl's younger brothers to eat at least one bite of the lutefisk she had prepared. And each time the youngest boy would claim that if he had to eat a bite he was going to throw up. And he was forced to eat one, and of course he threw up every time. Which is what I felt like doing when I felt obligated to eat some too. Yuck.

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 12-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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Had to google it, yam! Biggrin

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 12-01-2012, 08:06 PM
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I hear a lot about it, living in Minnesota, but thankfully I've never had to eat it!

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 12-01-2012, 08:11 PM
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I'd eat anything, for the experience mostly. Some things I've tried in China, I would never imagine eating but they weren't half bad.
In Peru, a couple of months ago, I've tried a guinea pig and actually liked it Biggrin

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 12-01-2012, 09:10 PM
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(12-01-2012, 08:11 PM)beartrap Wrote: I'd eat anything, for the experience mostly. Some things I've tried in China, I would never imagine eating but they weren't half bad.
In Peru, a couple of months ago, I've tried a guinea pig and actually liked it Biggrin

There's an Andean restaurant here in Minneapolis that serves guinea pig. I'd love to try it, but at $50, I'll pass.

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 12-01-2012, 09:37 PM
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(12-01-2012, 09:10 PM)5Savages Wrote:
(12-01-2012, 08:11 PM)beartrap Wrote: I'd eat anything, for the experience mostly. Some things I've tried in China, I would never imagine eating but they weren't half bad.
In Peru, a couple of months ago, I've tried a guinea pig and actually liked it Biggrin

There's an Andean restaurant here in Minneapolis that serves guinea pig. I'd love to try it, but at $50, I'll pass.

Yeah, 50 bucks is crazy expensive, they are cheap in Peru. Here is a pic to entice you Biggrin

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 12-02-2012, 05:51 PM
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Getting back on topic, I happen to watch Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern last night and they featured Minnesota. Sure enough, lutefisk was the first thing they talked about it. Watching it be made, and hearing the description, does not make me want to every try it but I would, given the opportunity.

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 12-02-2012, 06:18 PM
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As a matter of fact I'm neither Norwegian or from the US midwest. Until now, I never heard of lutefisk.

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 12-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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Fried macarel smells even worse lol

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 12-02-2012, 11:47 PM
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I've known about lutefisk as long as I can remember. I've never tried it but would at least try a bite at a place known for it. It sounds disgusting but at least the head is missing.

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 12-03-2012, 12:43 AM
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Funny thread Smile

Lutefisk is very common in Norway, especially around Christmas. Being from Norway, I have tried it but do not like it.

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 12-03-2012, 06:46 AM
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(12-03-2012, 12:43 AM)Striky Wrote: Funny thread Smile

Lutefisk is very common in Norway, especially around Christmas. Being from Norway, I have tried it but do not like it.

There are a lot of people in Minnesota of Norwegian descent, which is why it is known, and made, here, along with leftse.

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 12-03-2012, 07:41 AM
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Sounds like something one would find in Lake Wobegone, where all the men are strong, all the women are good looking, and all the children are above average.Biggrin

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 12-03-2012, 09:28 AM
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Quote:Sounds like something one would find in Lake Wobegone, where all the men are strong, all the women are good looking, and all the children are above average.Biggrin
Trust me, it's the lutefisk that does it.

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 12-03-2012, 12:09 PM
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(12-03-2012, 09:28 AM)oscar11 Wrote:
Quote:Sounds like something one would find in Lake Wobegone, where all the men are strong, all the women are good looking, and all the children are above average.Biggrin
Trust me, it's the lutefisk that does it.

It's Swedish too. It is sort of the pre-version of jello with fish. But you have to soak out the LYE before eating. when I lived outside The Cities you could find it in frozen tv dinner form. I can't reccomend it.

The Smoked Eel isn't bad at all. Hard to find in the States, though.

Soap scented like either wouldn't be attracting anything except maybe bear - lol YMMV. lol.

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 12-04-2012, 06:39 AM
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Closer to my end of the world... my vote goes for:

Durian scented soap




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 12-04-2012, 01:41 PM
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Quote:you could find it in frozen tv dinner form
Believe it or not, that made the news around here (Fargo).

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 12-04-2012, 06:31 PM
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It made the news in Minneapolis too - lol. You can order it if you have the urge:

https://www.marinamarket.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=161360.

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