As many of my readers may know, my husband and I are complete foodies, but the food displayed in this book was new and foreign terrain for us both, but the book so flawlessly incorporated informative, glamorous photos, and excellent cooking step-by-step guides, that I am excited to try several dishes this coming holiday season. I can definitely say I am excited to experience my own version of Icelandic fare.
The best part of this book is its stunning photography. The included shots of native people, landscapes, ecosystems, already prepared dishes, and ingredients are equally provoking. The recipes are somewhat complex, but each technique and recipe is well explained and elaborated.
Several examples of the dishes in the text are:
- Rapeseed Oil Cake
- Cider Apples
- Buttermilk Ice Cream with Pine Tree Oil
- Blue Mussel Soup
- Dry-Aged Beef
- Celery Root Salad, and Mushroom Aioli and Fried Goose Breast
- Celery Root Two Ways, & Parsley with Dill Oil.
In all, this book is aimed to impress, and does not fall short of the intent. I would highly recommend this edition for experienced cooks, but will remain in my personal kitchen library.
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