New Nordic Cuisine Exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, the organization that runs the museum at the Hjemkomst Center, cordially invites you to see the traveling exhibit New Nordic Cuisine, which opens Sat. Nov. 20, 2021, and runs through Mon. March 7, 2022. Created by the Museum of Danish America (MDA), the exhibit brings the story of 21st-century Nordic food culture (Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden) to museums and communities across the United States. This traveling exhibition explores the values that bring together traditional flavors, local producers,  and innovative techniques. In addition, the Nordic Cuisine YouTube channel brings stories to people wherever they are – from recipe demonstrations to restaurant tours, to interviews with influential chefs and foodies. MDA calls the exhibit “the defining show on one of the most important cultural phenomena to come out of the Nordic countries in recent decades.”

According to Michael Tetszchner, president of the Nordic Council, “The influence of ‘New Nordic Cuisine’ can be seen in restaurants, farm-to-table efforts, and public policy around the environment, agriculture, and nutrition. The 21st century has seen an evolution in Nordic food culture that focuses increasingly on regional producers, seasonal ingredients, sustainable food systems, and modern nutrition science. This movement reflects Nordic values of caring for the environment, promoting the health and wellbeing of all citizens, and celebrating the unique natural and cultural resources of the Nordic region.”

The museum is open Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm and Sun. 12-5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $8 for youth, and free to five and under. Tuesday nights from 5-8 pm admission is free. HCSCC members always get in free. For more information, contact Maureen Kelly Jonason at 218-299-5511, Ext 6732 or email her at [email protected].

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