International Aquavit Competition June 4, 2016

International Aquavit Competition June 4, 2016

            Vasa Order of America, District 12 (Northern California) is holding its second annual International Aquavit Competition.  Entitled Akvavit Kryddat Brännvin World Championship, the competition is held at Sveadal (Swedish...

Lutfisk Event at Nordic House – 9-20-14

Bring your most traditional or most original Lutfisk and the recipe. Compete for Most Traditional, Most Original or Best Tasting (or at least the least bad tasting). Valuable certificates awarded (along with breath mints and antacids).  Bring enough to share with...
Girls, avoid surströmming!

Girls, avoid surströmming!

Young women and girls should stay away from herring, the Swedish National Food Agency has warned, as both the fermented and fresh varieties can harm fetuses and infants. Fermented herring, known to the Swedes as surströmming, is a Swedish specialty. It’s loved...