Archive for the Food Category

Have Lunch with Stina while going around the Eastern fjords

Posted on November 16, 2009 by

If you’re visiting the area of the Eastern fjords, we suggest you to have lunch at Stina, by the hotel Bláfell in Breiðdalsvík. The village stands between the sea and the rhyolite mountains.   Although very small, the hotel is very nice, it offers to its guests a sauna, a Jacuzzi bathtub, a riding school, […]

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How to prepare the ástarpungar

Posted on November 3, 2009 by

Ingredients 4 cups of wheat flour 1 cup of sugar 4 teaspoons of yeast 2 eggs 1 ½ cup of milk Raisins Essence of Vanilla   Mix the flour with sugar, yeast and raisins; then add the eggs, the milk and the essence of vanilla. Knead the mixture and then make small balls using two […]

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Tastes of Iceland: fish dishes

Posted on October 18, 2009 by

Both saltwater and freshwater fish is fundamental in the Icelandic diet. They can enjoy different kind of fish, but of course the most appreciated is the swordfish, whose meat is usually eaten with a glass of liquor. Here the list of the most usual fish you may find in Iceland: Þorskur: codfish; it’s worthwhile knowing […]

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The typical Icelandic food

Posted on August 30, 2009 by

As Iceland it’s quite cold, in order to grant their own survival, the Icelanders have learned to eat almost anything and most of all, not to throw away what can be edible. The meal usually starts with small pieces of toasts and butter, a soup made of either vegetables, fish or lamb, that is very helpful […]

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The meeting between Legend and traditional coking: the Icelandic Astarpungar

Posted on June 2, 2009 by

The ástarpungar are sweet pancakes, whose name means “lover balls”and is related to a very odd legend. It is told that in the old times an Icelander married a very beautiful woman, but of loose morals. One night, the man discovered his wife with a lover and, blind with jealousy, he decided to take revenge. […]

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Tastes of Iceland: traditional bird dishes

Posted on May 24, 2009 by

Being Iceland an island, besides fish there’re a lot of sea birds and Icelanders have a great variety of ways of cooking them: Lundi: roasted or smoked sea puffins; it is quite tasty and it looks like veal leaver; Svartfugl: black guillemot Heiðagæs: roasted pink legs goose Rjúpa: white partridge of the North, typical Christmas […]

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Tastes of Iceland: typical drinks

Tastes of Iceland: typical drinks

Posted on April 23, 2009 by

All the Icelandic drinks have one goal: they must transmit heat. For this reason, drinks are usually served very hot or have a high alcoholic content. Kaffi: a very long coffee Solarkaffi: Cumin flavoured coffee; it’s usually drank at dawn during springtime, to celebrate the return of light. Egils Malt Extrakt: drink similar to dark […]

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Tastes of Iceand: the Hákarl, the tradiotional dish made of putrefied shark

Posted on April 15, 2009 by

The Hákarl is the food that the Icelanders love the most, even if it is the one that leaves a deep impression on tourists: it is indeed made of putrefied shark meat! You must know that sharks never drain the urine throughout their whole life, but it get stored in pockets under the skin. It […]

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Tastes of Iceland: traditional meat dishes

Posted on April 13, 2009 by

Among the different kind of meats, the most favourite of the Icelandic people is for sure the sheep, with whom they prepare specialties that sometimes foreigners don’t enjoy so much: Hangikjöt: smoked lamb meat, thinly sliced Svið: Sheep head, cut in two halves, roasted on fire, then boiled and eaten or pickled Sviðasulta: sheep head […]

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Tastes of Iceland: traditional sweets

Posted on April 12, 2009 by

In Iceland there are many kind of sweets and all very good. Besides the recipes they inherited from the Danish rule, you can taste: Skyr: food similar to the yoghurt, resulted from the fermentation of pasteurized screamed milk; it is usually flavoured with blueberries and sweetened by sugar and cream. Pönnukökur: thin pancakes flavoured with […]

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