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    Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Ok, folks. It's that magical time of the year again in northwest Story County. It's Scandinavian Days this weekend in Story City. And that means plenty of Story City's signature weird food.

    Time to find out how many of these you can put away in one sitting:




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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    As my dad refers to them at my heavily Scandinavian church, Norwegian sinkers.



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Be careful, those babies will fill you up in a hurry! (They're like lead weights)

    Be sure to find some Kringla -- good stuff! They look like doughy sweet pretzels. (My grandma - 100% Norwegian - has made thousands of them over the years)



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    My Grandma makes that every year for Christmas - so, as my Dad puts it, you have to eat at least one to stay in the will. Definately better than Lutefisk.



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Unfortunately, the wife and I will have to miss Scandy Days this year. She is from Roland so we try to hit it every year, if we can.



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    So in the dessert faceoff: spritz, kringla or lefsa?



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Our little town in NE Story County has a big nnual kumla feed the first weekend in December. Since I'm more German, I prefer the alternate maidrite... I ate a kumla ball once. I think it's still in my stomach.


    Last I was in Harlan's (Story City grocery story) I think there was a sign that says they serve it every Thursday - in case you're in withdrawal.

    I prefer abelskiver when forced to choose among Scandy foods!



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    So in the dessert faceoff: spritz, kringla or lefsa?
    Gotta go with the kringla.



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    My grandparents moved from Norway and I grew up around "Story" and on kumla, kringla, and lefsa!



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Do they have any Ostakaka? Its something between custard and cheese cake -- best with boisen or lignon berry sauce. My mom used to make it every Christmas along with spritz, swedish meatballs, pickled herring and a number of other Swedish favorites!



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    One yummy word...lutefisk!!



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Ok, folks. It's that magical time of the year again in northwest Story County. It's Scandinavian Days this weekend in Story City. And that means plenty of Story City's signature weird food.

    Time to find out how many of these you can put away in one sitting:

    The problem I have with that picture is that that does not look like ham broth!



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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Quote Originally Posted by cyadict View Post
    One yummy word...lutefisk!!
    They used to have Lutifisk at the Sons of Norway building, but it got too expensive. I once ate 5 kumla before a little league game. Love that stuff. I also am looking forward to the 4-H ring toss. Not sure why, but it is always a good time for the family.

    My great-grandparents were directly from Norway and my grandma could read and speak Norwegian while I was growing up. I grew up with herringekakka (a family recipe like lefsa, but better), krumkakka, potato cakes, kringla and kumla. Good stuff!

    I have also had lutefisk and fruit soup at the Waldorf Christmas concert.


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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    Gotta go with the kringla.
    You bet!

    Oh, almost forgot... uff da!


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    Re: Kumla: Story City's Weird Food

    Quote Originally Posted by UNIGuy4Cy View Post
    The problem I have with that picture is that that does not look like ham broth!
    I can personally verify that it is indeed ham broth.



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