Category Archives: Icelandic Food

Tasting Hákarl

Hákarl is an Icelandic creation–shark fermented with a process that essentially putrifies it. It tastes as good as it sounds. Curious souls that we be, we bought some from an online store ( and tried it, videotaping the whole thing. The result is this. See if you can count the innuendoes…every one was unintentional.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Icelandic Flatbread

Watch this audio slideshow on how ‘flatbraud’, traditional Icelandic flatbread—the oldest type of Icelandic bread—is made. Flatbread still enjoys widespread popularity in Iceland. It is usually served buttered and/or topped with ‘hangikjöt’ (smoked lamb), smoked salmon or trout and plays a big part in the upcoming Thorrablót mid-winter festivals.