July 30, 2013
Festival celebrates Scandinavian cultures
Craft booths featuring colorful Scandinavian clothing and artwork dotted Issaquah’s Veterans’ Memorial Field July 26 as a live accordion played classic Danish, Norwegian and Swedish folksongs.
The occasion was the first-ever Lefse Fest, offering a generous dose of Nordic traditions including a maypole dance, arts and crafts and food specialties. The centerpiece was lefse, a much beloved delicacy.
Lefse is a flatbread — rather like a soft tortilla — that originated in Norway and is usually made of some combination of flour, cream and potatoes.