CLV Food Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog! Meal time is an essential part of the cultural immersion experience, and we want you to know the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of meal time at the Villages. So…grab a cup of coffee, tea or buttermilk, a bite to eat and let’s chat about food.



CLV Chefs guest Instruct at Bemidji High School

Published: April 27, 2016

In March, two chefs from Concordia Language Villages were invited into Jane Nord’s cooking class at Bemidji High School.  Chefs de cuisine Amber Lindman and Ray Mockridge were guest instructors who taught the students how to make a roasted salsa, pico de gallo, and guacamole, as well as knife safety and techniques for food preparation. After introducing themselves to the class, Ray began discussing the importance of safety while handling knives.  He instructed the...

How to use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Published: December 7, 2015

Culinary Arts Director Dan Eastman helped the people of Bemidji with their Thanksgiving Leftovers.

Shop The World

Published: December 18, 2014

Shop the World! Last weekend we held our annual Shop The World event in the Skogfjorden Gymnasium.  We were open Thursday through Sunday and had everything available for sale from Russian tea cakes to little Norwegian statues for sale.  We even had a few $5 tables with t-shirts and all sorts of fun stuff. Shop the World is one of the few times per year we invite the general public to visit campus for a specific event.  The two international days are the other events we...

Smørbrød/smørrebrød/smörgås - The Open Faced Sandwich

Published: December 11, 2014

Last week Skogfjorden held its first ever “Smørbrød Week, where we celebrated the Norwegian open faced sandwich. Check out #Skog53 to see everyone’s pictures this week or search Facebook for “Smørbrød Week,” and you’ll get our event.

Indus School ProStart Visits CLV

Published: November 25, 2014

General Tso's Chx

Lois Lewis is the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Indus School in Birchdale, MN.  She and four students from ProStart II class stopped by for an afternoon lesson about Chinese food from  Ray Mockridge, our Chinese Head Cook. Ray walked the students through a short lesson on the original General Tso’s chicken.  After giving  a general history of the dish he presented them with two recipes: General Tso’s Chicken and a side of sweet and pungent...

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