The Women of Bethel hosted their 27th annual Scandinavian Food Fest at the Bethel Lutheran Church Highlands campus last Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of visitors from throughout the Midwest flocked to this event. While there, they visited the gift shop and the bake shop to purchase hand-crafted gifts and delectable, homemade, baked goods.
The crowds gathered were treated to not only tasting, but also seeing first hand how many traditional Scandinavian foods are made. Krumkake, abelskivers, rosettes, lefse, abelskivers, kringle, rømmegrøt, fruit soup and sandbakkels were just a few of the sweet Scandinavian treats that complemented the main course of open-face sandwiches with options that included rullepolse, a traditional Danish cold cut.
Musicians, including the Twin Cities group Tjärnblom, played traditional music completing the transformation of the Bethel Highland campus to Scandinavia.