Happy Friday! What a week! I’ve totally enjoyed all the hoopla Downtown, have you?
Now, back to FOOD. So, this Sunday I’ll be hopping on an airplane to…ICELAND! I am so excited for the amazing landscapes, hikes, and adventures in store for us on our trip. One thing I am a little more intrigued about is the Icelandic cuisine. Anytime I go on a trip somewhere new, you’ll find me at all hours of the night researching everything you can imagine, but mostly food (big surprise, right?). When it comes to Nordic cuisine, I had a few ideas in mind of what to expect on my trip, but after some research I was a little surprised at some of the delicacies.
- Skyr is an Icelandic delicacy I am SO excited to try. It has the consistency of yogurt, but “it’s technically not yogurt, it’s a soft cheese.” Apparently Icelanders LOVE this stuff!
- Next up is the Icelandic classic: hot dogs. Similarly to a cheesesteak in Philly, there are certain ways to order a hot dog. Like: “eina með öllu” (one with everything) for the works: a sweeter brown mustard (“pylsusinnep”), ketchup, raw onions, crunchy deep-fried onions…and a mildly tangy remoulade.” Cannot wait.
- This article didn’t talk about it much, but another Icelandic treat is fermented shark. Yup. I’ve read that very famous chefs have literally thrown up after eating it and that Icelanders either LOVE it or HATE it, with little in between. Eek! If given the opportunity, I’d like to say I’ll try it, but check back on the 26th for my next #foodiefriday to see if I’m brave enough to. 😉
Until then, Trixie will take the reins for #foodiefriday on the 19th! Enjoy this week’s pictures and I’ll catch you on the 26th! I also hope you have a great Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for a last minute gift, see our gift guide here and for date night ideas click here!