The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
While Kathy visited the Twin Cities over the holidays she stopped by Minneapolis’ Olsen Fish Company, one of the nation’s only lutefisk suppliers. They process and sell close to half a million pounds of Lutefisk each year. http://www.olsenfish.com/
The Saint Paul Pioneer Press quotes Jim Harris “…the dish is better suited to adventurous eaters. I don’t think there is a middle ground. There’s something about the weirdness of eating fish soaked in basically Drano.” Al Bezanson compared eating Lutefisk to “snacking on Ivory soap” (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/why-the-vikings-fled-norway/#comments).
For history and videos about lutefisk: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_24777905/lutefisk-is-tradition-and-business-unlike-any-other.
Olsen Fish Company’s Scandinavian product line also includes herring cutlets in wine and cream sauces…mouth watering!
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013