Lutefisk Lovers Unite!

By KBJR News 1

December 1, 2010 Updated Dec 2, 2010 at 1:48 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (The Northland's NewsCenter) -- Lutefisk lovers of all ages gathered today at Duluth's First Lutheran Church for a traditional holiday feast.

The annual lutefisk dinner celebrates Scandinavian heritage while also raising money for local charities.

On the menu: steamed, dehydrated cod – called "lutefisk" —– meatballs, salmon, and other goodies from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

More than six–hundred pounds of lutefisk made its way to the table, along with 400 pounds of meatballs and 500 pounds of potatoes.

For first-timer Dianne Winkler, the treat was a long-time coming.

"I have attempted to have lutefisk in the past," Winkler said describing her struggle to make it to lutefisk dinners in "the Twin Cities."

"Over the past thirty years I have tried three times," Winkler added.

Satisfied with today's lutefisk experience, the Duluthian announced: "I will definitely be having it again."

Posted by Matt Standal