COOK & EAT 

Explore Nordic food traditions with classes taught by guest chefs and cooks, both professional and hobbyists.

Organized by Nordic Northwest's Cook & Eat Program Committee

The 2022-2023 season of Cook & Eat classes are dedicated to the memory of fellow committee member and friend Alberta Seierstad, to honor her many years of service a Cook & Eats’ Chairperson, member, instructor and home chef.

Classes include a food preparation demonstration (few but not all are hands-on) followed by social time and an opportunity to eat what was prepared.

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SOLD OUT: Nordic Gravlax and Swedish Limpa Bread

October 11, 2022, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $25

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

Learn to prepare and savor the simple elegance of gravlax - salmon lightly cured in salt, sugar and dill. Our chef, Mike O’Bryant, will also teach us to make Swedish Limpa bread, with its hints of rye and orange. It is so wonderfully fragrant and tasteful, you can’t stop with one piece … especially when adding a thin slice of gravlax. Mike’s tried and true recipes are a Cook & Eat favorite, so sign up early.

More about your chef, Mike O’Bryant

 

A life-long cook, Mike developed a deep interest in Nordic cuisine while Executive Director at the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, now Nordic Northwest. Over that ten years as director, he came to favor the Norwegian (mostly) method of salting fish – Gravlax – and particularly how the technique is applied to salmon. Gravlax is generally served with either flatbread or a hearty bread. At the October Cook & Eat, Mike will demonstrate how to make and serve Gravlax and how to make delicious Swedish Limpa Orange Rye Bread.

 

Mike is currently an environmental reporter and writer.

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SOLD OUT: Traditional Christmas Cookies

November 8, 2022, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Nordia House

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $25

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

Start the holiday cheer early! Come join our Cook and Eat Committee in baking traditional Christmas cookies to serve alongside a steaming mug of glogg, another Nordic holiday treat.  This season’s line up of tasty morsels includes Norwegian krumkake and Swedish butter rings, plus a surprise recipe from member Kristen Haas’s mother’s cookbooks. This will be a special event put on by our Cook and Eat Committee featuring Barb Randall and Pam Hankins.

The 2022-2023 season of Cook & Eat classes are dedicated to the memory of fellow committee member and friend Alberta Seierstad, to honor her many years of service a Cook & Eats’ Chairperson, member, instructor and home chef.

We will provide gloves for this class due to its interactive component.  Masks available as well.

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Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.