Welcome to my family recipe book and cooking page.
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this site is copyrighted by me. I have put a great deal of work
into writing down and translating these recipes. If you want to
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it mean that you can post the recipes as your own work. That is
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And now on to more pleasant matters:
The recipes you will find here are
traditional Icelandic recipes that have been passed on from generation
to generation, newer recipes that are special to me because of the
memories attached to them, old ones I have improved on, or new ones I
have invented. Some are only marginally Icelandic, but as they represent
what we like to eat in my family, I've included them anyway.
There is not a whole lot of food that can be
called specifically Icelandic. Most of the recipes we use in Iceland
have been adapted from other cuisines, most noticeably from the Danish, but also the French,
Italian and American, to name just a
few. And in recent years, immigrants and Icelanders who've lived in
foreign countries have brought all kinds of influences into our food
culture: Chinese, Indian, Thai, Mexican, etc.
Modern Icelandic cuisine is based on local
ingredients, specifically lamb and seafood, but often with some exotic
additions and influences. In many homes the hearty food of the past,
like the heavy
steaks with cream sauce and caramelized potatoes, is being pushed out in favour of pasta and fresh vegetables. So
you see that there is quite a lot that can be presented as Icelandic
food, even if it was originally invented by some other nation....