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Hy-Vee meat specialist AnnaMaria Gallegos holds a cut of lutefisk in the meat department at the store in Worthington. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Tolerated, for tradition: Lutefisk a holiday ritual

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WORTHINGTON — It wiggles and it jiggles, it doesn’t smell the best and, according to the brave who’ve tried it, it doesn’t always taste real good either.

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Yet, there’s a whole contingent of folks who hold out their holiday plate in anticipation of a good helping of lutefisk this time of year.

Lutefisk. Isn’t that fish that’s been soaked in lye?

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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