Patrice Johnson is a Nordic Food Geek and meatball historian. She is a food writer and recipe contributor for a variety of local and international publications and blogs. Her master’s thesis on Swedish Immigration and Foodways provided a written, formerly oral, history of Swedish immigrants and their ancestors, and their food traditions. Johnson resides in the Twin Cities with her happy and well-fed husband and their three mischievous cats. Lutfisk lover and surströmming visionary, she longs for the day when Minnesotans embrace the delicious (occasionally odd) cuisine of her heritage.