Once A Year In December
By David Kragnes:
The dentist is like Christmas,
With sights and sounds and smells
That dig their way into your brain
Where deepest memory dwells.
As I write this, Christmas is close enough to smell. I mean that in mostly a good way.
Most of the big holidays have foods associated with them that are so intertwined with the celebration as to almost overtake the holiday itself.
Turkey Day is the most obvious. Different ethnic backgrounds and national heritages carry with them special dishes served only on those occasions.
Since there are many of Norwegian heritage in my area, much is made about the annual serving of lefse (a potato-based tortilla) and lutefisk (a fish that has been dried, preserved and reconstituted).
Editorial: Lefse is served with butter and sugar. What wouldn't a beet grower like about that? Lutefisk is best served with noseplugs.
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Write Field column is written by David Kragnes. David farms near Felton, MN. He is a former Chairman of American Crystal Sugar Co., and currently serves on the board of directors of CoBank.