Tagged: Eric Dregni

Cod causes smiles

Book review David Moe Sun City, Calif. This is a humorous book written by a serious writer, Eric Dregni. In my home, we have it on our nightstand to read a chapter before we...

Let’s Go Fishing!

Please enjoy this excerpt from Eric Dregni’s new book, Let’s Go Fishing! A celebration of the sport in the land of 10,000 lakes and beyond, where the fish fry is a near-holy Friday ritual,...

Six questions for eight Høstfest authors

These authors will be reading and signing at the nation’s largest Scandinavian festival, but you don’t have to attend to meet them—they were kind enough to answer a few questions for NAW The questions:...

Vikings in the Attic: “Food”

The following is an excerpt from Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America by Eric Dregni, now out in paperback from the University of Minnesota Press. Catch Dregni in St. Cloud, Minn....

Jell-O changed everything

Blurring the line between dessert and salad By Eric Dregni What is salad? Norwegians have a long tradition of salads with potatoes, cucumbers, beets, and maybe green beans, apples and walnuts with fresh dill...

In Cod We Trust: Living the Norwegian dream

Dregni’s Scandinavian roots do little to prepare him and his family for the year in Trondheim eating herring cakes, obeying the conformist Janteloven (Jante’s law), and enduring the mørketid (dark time). In Cod We...