The Dumpling Project: Kumla

Mary Holoun Bellevue, Neb. Wikipedia says “Kumla” is a city in central Sweden, but our Sons of Norway Elveby Lodge book club insists it is also a Norwegian dumpling. The Kumla Project began in September 2017, when our Nordic Book Club read Skipping Stones, a novel by Gloria Koll with a common theme of finding home, which was variously described as “being with your own people” and enjoying familiar sights and sounds, especially foods, and notably, kumla. This began a discussion about kumla, but it was quickly apparent that our memories of the treat were very different. The Nordic Book Club first started meeting in 2015. We select a book written by a Scandinavian author, and our group averages six to eight attendees to di
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