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11 things to eat in (or maybe avoid eating) Iceland

11 things to eat in (or maybe avoid eating) Iceland

Fermented Shark

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant It looks so innocent, like samples of turkey in the grocery store. Don't be fooled. This little cube is packing the punch of strong fermented shark. 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
It looks so innocent, like samples of turkey in the grocery store. Don't be fooled. This little cube is packing the punch of strong fermented shark. 

Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant Because why would you not eat ice cream in iceland?

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
Because why would you not eat ice cream in iceland?

Wind Dried Fish

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant Because everything is better wind dried, right? i.e. hair 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
Because everything is better wind dried, right? i.e. hair 

Lobster Roll

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant These buttery rolls filled with veggies are a nice contrast to the more common Maine style rolls we eat stateside 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
These buttery rolls filled with veggies are a nice contrast to the more common Maine style rolls we eat stateside 

Minke Whale

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant This is a controversial one. With claims that whale consumption in the country is driven by the tourist industry, it is still a dish that you will find at many restaurants. But hey, when in Iceland?

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
This is a controversial one. With claims that whale consumption in the country is driven by the tourist industry, it is still a dish that you will find at many restaurants. But hey, when in Iceland?

Skyr

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant Let's get the taste of controversy out of our mouths with some of Iceland's culture...cultured dairy products that is. 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
Let's get the taste of controversy out of our mouths with some of Iceland's culture...cultured dairy products that is. 

Puffin

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant What is that purplish mound? Oh why it is smoked puffin. How can such a cute little bird produce such a disgusting pile of meat.

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
What is that purplish mound? Oh why it is smoked puffin. How can such a cute little bird produce such a disgusting pile of meat.

Hot dogs 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant It might not look like much, but if the hot dogs Baejarins Beztu Pylsur are good enough for a president then they are good enough for me. Order them with "The Works" to get a mixture of ketchup, mustard, remoulade sauce and raw and fried onions.

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
It might not look like much, but if the hot dogs Baejarins Beztu Pylsur are good enough for a president then they are good enough for me. Order them with "The Works" to get a mixture of ketchup, mustard, remoulade sauce and raw and fried onions.

Horse

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant Yes, I ate horse. Yes, I liked it. Please don't tell my mom. 

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
Yes, I ate horse. Yes, I liked it. Please don't tell my mom. 

Fish Soup

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant The steaming soup filled with local catches is perfect for warming you up on a brisk day.

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
The steaming soup filled with local catches is perfect for warming you up on a brisk day.

Black Death (Brennivin)

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant Not really a food, but just in case you need to use the countries token liquor to drink away the memories of some of the foods you ate.

Photo Credit: Anna Bryant
Not really a food, but just in case you need to use the countries token liquor to drink away the memories of some of the foods you ate.

Taste Test Thursday: Roasted Vegetables in a Gouda Cream Sauce

Taste Test Thursday: Roasted Vegetables in a Gouda Cream Sauce

Taste Test Thursday: Baba Ganoush

Taste Test Thursday: Baba Ganoush