MOORHEAD — Let’s get a single factor out of the way: We’re not attempting to crumble any krumkake.

Nor are we wishing to damage your rommegrot.

In point, following touring the “New Nordic Cuisine” exhibition on display at the Hjemkomst Heart by way of March 7, 2022, we’re certain you are going to head back house and consider anything new and distinct with that load of lefse you created above Thanksgiving.

You see, there are critical culinary artists throughout the region (and regionally) who are honoring northern European foodstuff variations and traditions with modern-day twists. New Nordic Delicacies aims to showcase these endeavours and help explain the historic ties in between northern European cuisine and the farm-to-desk traditions.

The movement, as evidenced by the exhibition, also embraces a set of values as a result of the foodstuff we choose to set in our bodies. Even extra, new Nordic delicacies leans on sustainable food items assets and puts superior great importance on good quality about amount, seasonal availability and creative imagination.

So, go through much more, retain calm and koselig on — in an correctly stoic and Scandinavian fashion, in a natural way.

New Nordic delicacies incorporates a vast assortment of substances, such as this smoked reindeer coronary heart on flatbread.

Photo courtesy of the Hjemkomst Heart / Specific to The Forum

“New Nordic Cuisine” was arranged by the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, and responds to a smaller team of Nordic cooks who fashioned a team in 2004. Let down by society’s recurring dependence on packaged and convenience foods, the group also wanted to educate men and women on the values of checking out how classic Nordic cuisine could satisfy a a lot more modernized palate.

“’New Nordic Cuisine’ explores a return to tradition, purity, simplicity and freshness — and the revitalization of a Nordic meals society marked by new heights of intercontinental affect, status, and probability,” President of the Nordic Council Michael Tetzschner said.

Nations around the world represented in the exhibition are Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden, all Scandinavian international locations carefully tied to locations of North Dakota and Minnesota.

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“The 21st century has seen an evolution in Nordic meals society that focuses progressively on regional producers, seasonal substances, sustainable food items units and fashionable nourishment science,” Tetzschner mentioned. “This motion demonstrates Nordic values of caring for the natural environment, selling the health and effectively-staying of all citizens and celebrating the special pure and cultural assets of the Nordic location.”


Lingonberries are still a component of modern-day Nordic cuisine.

Photo courtesy of the Hjemkomst Center / Unique to The Discussion board

Historic and Cultural Culture of Clay County Govt Director Maureen Kelly Jonason explained the exhibition is a great healthy for the region, looking at a massive population in the group have Scandinavian ancestry.

“We figured it would be of curiosity to individuals,” Jonasan said. “And we have a lot of foodies in city. So it truly is undoubtedly of desire to individuals who have an curiosity in Nordic culture and definitely fantastic foods.”

Jonason hopes family members will come pay a visit to the exhibition all through the holidays and discover what’s new and inspiring about this exceptional twist on Scandinavian culture and global food stuff developments. The show also gives some important classes on foraging, sustainability and cooking for the seasons.


Cookbooks celebrating Nordic delicacies are on screen inside the “New Nordic Delicacies” exhibition.

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“Some individuals are just truly devoted to the outdated world,” Jonason stated. “They have this vision and check out and memory of what Scandinavian foodstuff is. It is lutefisk and rommegrot, and there is not anything else. In actuality, the Nordic countries have been leaders in going community, going contemporary, going progressive with their cooking and in our neighborhood.”

Never fret: It’s almost nothing like IKEA. You’ll enter the exhibition and have a distinct being familiar with of how to navigate, and more importantly, how to uncover your way out.

Tv screens and massive displays will reveal the exhibition as a result of a collection of messages rendered above the prime of lovely photographs of foodstuff and substances normally utilized in modern day Nordic delicacies.


A basket containing typically made use of Scandinavian cooking things sits on a display screen up coming to photographs of Nordic meals.

Lonna Whiting / The Arts Partnership

As you walk about, continue to be on the lookout for remarkably satisfying interactive features, like the “Create Your Very own Nordic Restaurant” kiosk. Respond to a couple of inquiries on a touchscreen and it’ll notify you what kind of cafe you need to open.

In a resourceful interpretation of scratch-and-sniff, a display screen of bins will give you an olfactory perception of what generally employed Nordic ingredients are like. Get a whiff of pungent dill, calming cardamom… and cod.

As a nod to valuing the foods we place into our bodies, a different noteworthy screen asks museumgoers to produce down what they value about the cooking possibilities they make each day.

Chef Andrea Baumgartner of Bernbaum’s fame, a chic and brunchy hotspot found in the coronary heart of downtown Fargo, presents up one instance of a Nordic-motivated menu you can come across locally. The vegan Reuben, for instance, is a world-wide mashup of plant-based shade, flavor and texture that tastes as stunning as it appears to be like. It is a sandwich for which you can’t uncover the likes of wherever else in the environment.

Luna Fargo is an additional regional kitchen area that celebrates Nordic heritage with a rotating menu of tiny plates, a lot of of which aspect seasonally out there, domestically sourced substances. Chef Ryan Nitschke places so much enjoy into his culinary art that everything you order is confident to be Instagram-worthy. Do not dismiss the cheese situation on your way out.

Bonus: These regional farm-to-table-motivated eating places not only nail new Nordic delicacies, but they both equally celebrate and guidance nearby art as properly.


In Nordic nations, youngsters are inspired at a younger age to forage and enable prepare foodstuff in the kitchen area. On screen is an case in point of a child’s toy kitchen.

Lonna Whiting / The Arts Partnership

Just after touring the exhibition, it’s distinct Nordic influences have been around us for a whilst now — and not just in the form of lutefisk and lefse. This exhibit is fantastic for folks who value more sustainable methods of feeding the planet, as effectively as for those who just like a darn excellent food.

No make any difference what, “New Nordic Cuisine” is a tasteful exhibition suited for any individual who appreciates fantastic foodstuff for the artwork that it is.

What: “New Nordic Delicacies”
When: Now as a result of March 7, 2022
The place: Hjemkomst Middle, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead

This report is section of a articles partnership with The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit corporation cultivating the arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For much more details, pay a visit to the artspartnership.internet.

By Taba