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Jun 11, 2020
Fish soup

These rainy Seattle spring days make us miss Soup & Cinema even more—they're the kind of days that call for sitting back to watch a great movie with a bowl of steaming soup in hand. While we can't gather together during social distancing and our temporary closure, you can still enjoy a Nordic film thanks to streaming services, and a bowl of delicious fisksoppa thanks to the Soup & Cinema Cookbook recipe below!

Jun 08, 2020
Pickled herring canned in glass jars

In this expert takeover of the blog, Seattle writer and editor Kjersti Egerdahl teaches us how to pickle herring the Viking way.  She is the author of The Viking Hondbók, a fun and fascinating look at Vikings and the Viking Age published this year by Running Press.

Jun 03, 2020
A step by step guide on how to make himmeli, using blue and white straws and string, on a wood background

Himmeli are Finnish Christmas ornaments in the shape of a little geometric mobile. Traditionally made from straw or reeds, in recent years metal himmeli sculptures have become popular as displays for air plants.

Jun 01, 2020
Looking at old family photos

In 2020, the National Nordic Museum holds its first Nordic Genealogy Conference. Professional genealogists and subject matter experts from North America and the Nordic countries will share insights about family history research, genealogy, and tracing heritage origins through a wide range of resources including folk literature, immigration records, and genetic testing.

Jun 01, 2020
A person in a hooded jacket stands overlooking the Faroe Islands

In this expert takeover of the blog, Scandinavian studies graduate student Brad Harmon discusses the unique film industry of the Faroe Islands.