‘Tis the Season of the Lutefisk People

By Dave Fox
Louisville, Colorado

Man… write one tongue-in-cheek article about lutefisk and you end up all over the news. In addition to my aforementioned appearance today on the History Channel, I am also quoted in the Everett Herald this morning about Norway’s biggest culinary catastrophe.

If you search for lutefisk on Google, my article is now the second page to come up, just below Wikipedia. And again this holiday season, I’ve received a slew of e-mails from the lutefisk people — strangers who have found me on Google and have opinions to share.

Most of the lutefisk people are nice people. Many agree with my take on the evil fish. One troubled crank, however, wrote to me a couple of weeks ago that I have no right to call myself a Norwegian-American. “I’d have a book burning (of yours)” he wrote, “but that means I’d have to buy one.”

Yowch! Get a grip, dude!

Published on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

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