Iceland, the country where food is a challenge, not a meal

Iceland, the country where food is a challenge, not a meal

Population Learned to Eat Rotten Fish to Survive Food Shortages and Extreme Temperature Conditions

Snow gathered around the small restaurant, a few feet from the Arctic Sea.Lucky for me, the establishment - decorated with fishing nets, crab shells and gnomes - was hot.On the plate in front of me was a liver sausage cured in sour whey, a piece of smoked lamb on dung, and rotten stingrays that smelled strongly of urine and looked more like the work of artist HR Giger (creator). from the Alien).The Three Types of Foods That Help Control Your Appetite5 Quick and Easy Ways to Reduce Your Internet TracksThe sausage was properly sour, no big deal.The lamb's flavor, however, benefited from the fact that this type of animal apparently does not digest very well, which means that the dish could easily have been called a smoked lamb on grass.But just as I was about to try the rotten stingray, someone at the back of the restaurant shouted in my direction:" Skata ! Ha !"Skata, or rotten stingray, is a traditional dish in Iceland.Photo: Bert Archer / BBCIt was Gisli, a young Icelander...


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