Wednesday, March 4, 2009

They Eat What in Iceland!?

I thought I'd check out what Iceland's national dish was. It's something called ├×orramatur. What's in it?

* Putrified Greenland shark
* Ram testicles, pressed in blocks, boiled and cured in lactic acid
* Singed and boiled sheep heads, sometimes cured in lactic acid
* Head cheese
* Sausage made from the offal and liver of sheep
* Something called blood-fat
* Wind dried fish served with butter
* Sheep’s loins wrapped in the meat from the sides, pressed and cured in lactic acid
* Seal's flippers cured in lactic acid

I never could imagine myself saying so, but the seal flippers seem like the most palatable item on this list.

They're big rye bread fans in Iceland, thankfully. It might come down to that...

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