Steve Tanda of St. Charles, right, displays his gold-colored soup pot as champion of a fish-soup cook-off by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 Sunday, Feb. 3. The Norwegian-American social group held its first fiskesuppe, fish-soup contest, which attracted seven entries at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery.
Auroran Al Bergh’s fish stew won runner-up honors. The top chefs were voted in blind taste tests by lodge members. Contestants’ recipes will be published in a cookbook by the Norsk Museum in Norway, Ill., in the Fall.
The cook-off continues a monthly cooking club sponsored by the lodge. Members prepare recipes in advance, or in the church kitchen for serving at a potluck luncheon.
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