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Wake up your taste buds at Taste of Lund

Rommegrot, sandbakkel, fattigmann, rosettes and krumkake are just a few of the Scandinavian delicacies that wake up anybody's taste buds.

And plenty more will be offered at the "Taste of Lund" to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Lund Lutheran Church.

The annual festivity is an opportunity for Scandinavians to celebrate their heritage, but also for all backgrounds to taste food that's not always readily available.

"Last year sold out by noon," said Jan Anderson, one of the organizers, adding that the group is planning for about 200 visitors this year.

Additional taste samples will include jula kaka, flatbrod, fruit soup, rice pudding, kransekake, lefse and the most popular Swedish cream.

The event is the church's annual fundraiser. Tickets to the sample are three for $1.

About $1,500 was the total money raised last year. Organizers are shooting for the same goal this year to help fund church activities and mission projects.

The church is located 9 miles north of Detroit Lakes on Richwood Road. Women of the congregation will be responsible for making and serving the samples.

Anderson said she'll be making flatbrod, adding there will also be a bake sale for those who like the items so much that they want to take some home.

Taste of Lund is held a week before an annual Swedish meatball dinner slated for Sunday, Oct. 24.

Taste of Lund was suggested by a community member who had seen the idea successful in a different state, Anderson said.

So the women thought of bringing it to the lakes area and continuing the tradition for the seventh year.

"It does give people the opportunity to get to know what (food items) taste like and what they look like," she said.