MN Reads: "Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions" by Patrice Johnson

Dec 13, 2018

The warm and whimsical Patrice Johnson recounts her Minnesota childhood as a Catholic kid in a household where children weren't allowed in the kitchen, her "Lutheran envy," and how bacon could perhaps be the key to bringing lutfisk* to new generations.

*Norwegians eat "lutefisk;" Swedes eat "lutfisk." Look it up. 

Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions by Patrice Johnson is published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.