Tag Archives: Iceland

Icelandic President Clarifies He Still Hates Pineapple Pizza, But He Respects the Public’s Right to Eat It

Source: Grub Street NY

Of all the pizza toppings out there, pineapple has long been the most polarizing. And now, Icelandic president Guðni Jóhannesson has caused a furor by saying in an interview that he is “fundamentally opposed” to pineapple as a pizza topping. Continuing his remarks, which he made last week, …

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Here’s How You Bake Bread Using the Heat of a Volcano

Source: Grub Street NY

Here you thought your three-day sourdough made with hand-harvested, house-milled heritage grain was hard core. Over in Iceland, Viktor Sveinsson makes Icelandic rye bread the traditional way: with help from his local volcano. To bake his bread, he hits up a local patch of sand where a hot spring heats …

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After Stint Making Sushi in Iceland, Chef Gives Sticky Rice a Refresh

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Iceland isn’t exactly known as a sushi destination. But chef Jonathan Bisagni spent several months last summer working in a seasonal sushi restaurant in a small fishing and arts town called Seyðisfjörður, which is on the opposite end of the country from the capital Reykjavik.

“The bulk of our fish was caught locally. We had fishermen going out every day. And whenever we need it, one of the waitresses’ dads was the fisherman. You just give him a call, he’s the best fisherman in town,” says Bisagni, who’s previously worked at Slipstream, Sticky Rice, and Toki Underground as well now-defunct eateries like ...

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