It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: Lutefisk is in the air!

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published in the Dec. 20, 2012 edition of The Creswell Chronicle.

Christmas is a coupleweeks away and my salivary glands are already beginning to flow at the thought of biting into a piece of pickled herring as the aroma of baked Lutefisk fills the house on Christmas Eve.
As long as I can remember, food has played an important role in my family’s Christmas tradition. No matter how hard I try, it seems that I can’t make it through the Christmas holidays without gaining at least five to 10 pounds.
When . . .