Icelandic & Danish terms

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Mon Jul 9 00:51:58 UTC 2001

   Greetings from Reykjavik.  This is a tiny, modern town that really could be anywhere.  The local cuisine is hot dogs, pizza, doner kebabs, and fajitas...I was told that Bobby Fischer has left the building.


   From the "Destination Denmark" article in the AIRPORT MAGAZINE (Copenhagen), June/July 2001, pg. 15, col. 1:

   _*Danish Specialties Mentioned in the Text_

   _"Brunsviger"_--Sticky cake from Funen made with lots of soft brown sugar.
   _Allotment Garden_--Tiny piece of land with a vividly coloured house outside the town.  Based on the labour movement´s idea of fresh air for everybody.
(...)(Col. 3--ed.)
   _City Bike_--Free bicycle based on the principle of a shopping trolley: Pay a deposit of 20 DKK on the bike and use it to get quickly around.
   _"Milk Box Moped"_--Means of transportation with a plastic box from one of Denmark´s dairies attached to the carrier.  The box is used for groceries, tools, beers, and one´s dog.
   _Pepper Pot_--Very, very funny birthday gift for wretched spinsters and bachelors at the age of 30.

Pg. 17, Col. 2 ("Reykjavik, Cool as Ice"):
   . One of the gastronomic delicacies of the island is pickled ram´s testicles--with the look and taste of cod´s-roe.


   From ATLANTICA magazine (Icelandair), July-August 2001.

Pg. 76 headline:
   _Icelandic Cuisine:_ The way it really is

Pg. 77, col. 1:
   ..._bjuga_ (Icelandice sausage)...
   Bread was baked at home and simple cakes, pancakes, _kleinur_ (Icelandic donuts), _flatkokur_ (round, flat bread cooked on top of the stove), _astarpungar_ ("loveballs"), _hjonabandssaela_ ("marriage happiness"), waffles and Christmas cookies were also a favourite.

Pg. 77, Col. 2:
   ..._plokkfiskur_ (fish stew)...
   ..._skyr_ for dessert.

Pg. 78, Col. 1:
   For a snack at any time of day, stop by at a shop or hot dog stand and try a good old Icelandic hot dog.  The toppings to choose from include ketchup, mustard, remoulade, dried fried onions and raw onions.  If you really want to be Icelandic, however, just ask for, "one hot dog with everything".  It´s certainly a treat that you´ll remember.

Pg. 78, Col. 2:
   ..._hangikjot_ (smoked lamb)...
   ..._snudur_ (cinnamon swirl)...
   ...Kokoskulur_ (coconut chocolatey balls)...
Also try one or two of the large range of bread varieties.  Special Icelandic types include _rugbraud_ (a dark malt bread) and _normalbraud_ (white bread).  Try bread with Icelandic cheese, _mysingur_ (a dairy spread), _sild_ (herring), _hangikjot_, smoked salmon, or gravlax.

Pg. 94, Col. 2:
_Hot Dog Heaven_
(...)  The hot dog is as much a part of this nation´s culinary culture as liver sausage--more so actually.  It´s the perfect snack with some ketchup, fried onions and mustard.  At the stand at Laugardalur, you can choose from a variety of toppings including pan-fried vegetables and pickles.  You can even throw away the good old bun in favour of toasted wholemeal bread, making for a more haute cuisine hot dog than most places serve.


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