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Food Options at Hostfest

Food Options at Hostfest

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The Norsk Hostfest is into its second full day in Minot.

And one of the attractions for the thousands of people who attend is the food.

Gary Brode is live at the festival to tell us about his first time ever at Hostfest - and the foods that caught his attention.

One thing that hits you when you walk into the Norsk Hostfest is the smell of good cooking.

There are tasty food choices in every corner of the festival complex.

And since it's my first year at Hostfest, I thought it would be fun to experience some good old Scandinavian cuisine.

As you walk into the State Fair Center it doesn't take long before being overwhelmed with the mouth watering aroma at the Norsk Hostfest.

Being this is my first Høstfest and I am not one to shy away from food, I figured what better way to take in some of the Scandinavian culture.

(Steve Mattson, Viking on a Stick) "This is our Viking on a stick"

Viking on a Stick smells like and initially tastes like a pancake, but it's when you get a taste of the meatball which makes wish you could eat this for breakfast everyday

The event is filled with plenty of delicious dishes including: lefse, Bread and rice pudding, more pastries than the Swedish Chef from the Muppets could even dream of, and of course roomegrot.

 

"It's a Norwegian pudding, it's made with heavy cream and flour and solid milk, you have to add butter and add cinnamon and sugar (more sugar in there). So what do you think?

(Gary Brode, gbrode@kxnet.com) "It taste like a liquid donut."

But enough was enough.

I knew there was one dish I still needed to try, a dish synonymous with the Høstfest and the Scandinavian culture, lutefisk.

The entree is a cod brought in from Norway served with salt and pepper and a lot of butter.

(Gail Slinde, Food Judge) "Lutefisk is not like any other fish. It has a special flavor to it. I am not of Norwegian or Scandinavian background but I think it's wonderful."

(Gary Brode, gbrode@kxnet.com) "And what day at the Høstfest would complete without my first ever lutefisk. Here goes nothing......

(Mel Schmidt, Hostfest Volunteer) "If you have not tried lutefisk before, you have to acquire a taste for Lutefisk."

(Gary Brode, gbrode@kxnet.com) "Not for me, not for me at all."

( Poppy & Sherwin Petersen, Honeymooners) "Lutefisk is like lobster, it's the butter that gives it the flavor. And I think it's more like the lady to the right said, fish flavored jello. Think about that for a while."

(Gary Brode, gbrode@kxnet.com) "Oh man, that is terrible! That is so bad...

At the Norsk Høstfest...

Gary Brode, KX News.

If the camera seemed shaky at the end of the story, it's because our sure-handed cameraman Gaylen was uncontrollably laughing at my expense.

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