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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "Marrdro" wrote:
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    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Madison, Minnesota is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world"...... Avoid this city at all costs.

    I have never understood why someone would eat something that smells so bad and is dipped in lye.
    Not to brag, but myself, Bob Claflin (a chiropractor) and Charles Edwards, a professional photographer in Madison, MN actually started the Lutefisk festival there. And even though I'm not the biggest Lutefisk fan in the world, I have eaten it.
    A bit about "Lutefisk Days..."
    I noticed in the Madison newspaper files from years back that that town ate the most Lutefisk per capita than any other town in the US. So that was the beginning of the festival.
    Our first "Lutefisk Days" had Boone and Erickson from WCCO radio as the emcees. We had a "Ms. Lutefisk" contest and the rules were you had to weigh at least 200 pounds and wear a swimsuit to be eligible. Belive it or not, we had about 6 entries. Ivy Vonderharr, a school teacher won the first Ms. Lutefisk award. We also had a tobacco spitting contest, a parade, and several other events besides the Lutefisk feed. It was an all day event.
    You always come up with something like this that amazes me (seriously).
    Very nice my friend.
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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

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    The Hormel company of Austin, Minnesota produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats that crap.
    The eat it in Hawaii.
    I couldn't believe how popular it was there!
    and nice it is too.... especially fried .... ;D
    You laugh, but I like fried spam sandwiches.
    I had my first fried spam sandwich about a month ago.
    I liked it also, but have not had another since.

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "Marrdro" wrote:
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    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    I've never had, seen or knew anyone who's eaten Lutefisk. I think it's a myth.
    It's not a myth, most of the Lutheran churches im my area have lutefisk and meatball suppers for fund raisers this time of year.
    You never had the opportunity to eat in either of my grandparents homes then did you?

    I actually had alot of it when growing up.
    Smell is horrendous when cooking but it isn't half bad.
    I like it wrapped in lefse and some butter on the side for dipping.



    I take it you have never had Chitterlins then? Its like Lutefisk for us black folks.
    Can't stand the stiuff myself
    Don't crack me up.
    ;D

    I grew up in the home of a Custom Bucther in Northen MN and now live in the South.
    I have had "Chitlens" in many different ways (thats how they pronounce it here in VA) my friend.

    By the way, I just whooped up a big batch of venison sausage which I stuffed using natural hog casings......
    Yeah "Chitlins" are custome on Christmas Eve for my Moms family.
    I avoid them like the plaugue.
    ;D
    But down south when I would visit my dads family they get served at almost every major holiday.
    My sister was telling me about the big batch she was making for Thanksgiving.

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    Madison, Minnesota is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world"...... Avoid this city at all costs.

    I have never understood why someone would eat something that smells so bad and is dipped in lye.
    Not to brag, but myself, Bob Claflin (a chiropractor) and Charles Edwards, a professional photographer in Madison, MN actually started the Lutefisk festival there. And even though I'm not the biggest Lutefisk fan in the world, I have eaten it.
    A bit about "Lutefisk Days..."
    I noticed in the Madison newspaper files from years back that that town ate the most Lutefisk per capita than any other town in the US. So that was the beginning of the festival.
    Our first "Lutefisk Days" had Boone and Erickson from WCCO radio as the emcees. We had a "Ms. Lutefisk" contest and the rules were you had to weigh at least 200 pounds and wear a swimsuit to be eligible. Belive it or not, we had about 6 entries. Ivy Vonderharr, a school teacher won the first Ms. Lutefisk award. We also had a tobacco spitting contest, a parade, and several other events besides the Lutefisk feed. It was an all day event.
    You always come up with something like this that amazes me (seriously).
    Very nice my friend.

    ;D
    Sometimes I surprise myself.
    But I have revealed very little about my life which is full of such surprises such as the time I saved a mental patient from drowning by swimming out in the Red River in Fargo to rescue her. Or the fact that I am a Pulitizer Prize nominee in photography with a picture that was a full page in "Life" magazine.
    ;D And someday I may reveal another thing or two that will really amaze you -- connected with the Vikings.
    So you are the PPO Forrest Gump? ;D

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

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    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    [quote author=DeathtoDenny link=topic=40100.msg681420#msg681420 date=1196287382]
    I've never had, seen or knew anyone who's eaten Lutefisk. I think it's a myth.
    It's not a myth, most of the Lutheran churches im my area have lutefisk and meatball suppers for fund raisers this time of year.
    You never had the opportunity to eat in either of my grandparents homes then did you?

    I actually had alot of it when growing up.
    Smell is horrendous when cooking but it isn't half bad.
    I like it wrapped in lefse and some butter on the side for dipping.



    I take it you have never had Chitterlins then? Its like Lutefisk for us black folks.
    Can't stand the stiuff myself
    Don't crack me up.
    ;D

    I grew up in the home of a Custom Bucther in Northen MN and now live in the South.
    I have had "Chitlens" in many different ways (thats how they pronounce it here in VA) my friend.

    By the way, I just whooped up a big batch of venison sausage which I stuffed using natural hog casings......
    Yeah "Chitlins" are custome on Christmas Eve for my Moms family.
    I avoid them like the plaugue.
    ;D
    But down south when I would visit my dads family they get served at almost every major holiday.
    My sister was telling me about the big batch she was making for Thanksgiving.
    [/quote]
    I will try just about anything (Food Singer) once.
    I can say I have had Chitlens once.
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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    The Hormel company of Austin, Minnesota produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats that crap.
    The eat it in Hawaii.
    I couldn't believe how popular it was there!
    and nice it is too.... especially fried .... ;D
    You laugh, but I like fried spam sandwiches.
    I had my first fried spam sandwich about a month ago.
    I liked it also, but have not had another since.
    Austin, TX has a Spamarama event every year. Haven't been there, but it looks pretty interesting:
    http://www.spamarama.com/

    Ate my share growing up as a kid.
    When you're snowed in for days and can't get to the store, out comes the powdered milk and spam.

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    I thought Spam was good until I moved down south and had Scrapple :-X

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    I've never had, seen or knew anyone who's eaten Lutefisk. I think it's a myth.
    It's not a myth, most of the Lutheran churches im my area have lutefisk and meatball suppers for fund raisers this time of year.
    You never had the opportunity to eat in either of my grandparents homes then did you?

    I actually had alot of it when growing up.
    Smell is horrendous when cooking but it isn't half bad.
    I like it wrapped in lefse and some butter on the side for dipping.



    I can eat lefsa by the ton, but you aren't going to get me to eat the stinky fish.

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    Re: Little Known Facts About MN

    "vikingivan" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    The Hormel company of Austin, Minnesota produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats that crap.
    The eat it in Hawaii.
    I couldn't believe how popular it was there!
    and nice it is too.... especially fried .... ;D
    You laugh, but I like fried spam sandwiches.
    I had my first fried spam sandwich about a month ago.
    I liked it also, but have not had another since.

    Fried Spam, One Fried Egg over easy, and some chedder cheese all between 2 sliecs of buttered white bread toast. Heart attack city, but i want one sooo... bad. something to add to the christmas break list.


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    What about white castle hamburgers? Is that a Minnesota phenomenon?
    We don't have them here in Nebraska.
    Been in the one on Lake street at 2 or 3 a.m. a time or 2.
    That time of the day you sometimes get a show along with your meal!
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