Sunday, November 29, 2015

Advent calendar

What will happen next?

You're missing the contents? It will come.

During the next months we will translate recipes from our German blog. We intend to provide you with 2 or 3 recipes per week. New recipes will be posted on both blogs in parallel.

But the first step is going to be our Advent calendar. Starting on December 1st, you can open one virtual window every day. What's behind the windows? Lots of Icelandic Christmas recipes, of course. But also a bit about Icelandic Christmas traditions.

I hope you will enjoy our Advent calendar!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Here we go!

Today we start with our blog "Yummy Iceland". Here we'd like to present Icelandic cuisine.

In 2004 we traveled to Iceland for the first time. It was great, and we immediately fell in love with this country. Since then, we have traveled to Iceland again and again. But it was not only the landscape, the volcanoes, the geysers, the waterfalls and so on that we were fascinated by. We also learned about Icelandic cooking.

You may have heard about Hákarl, the rotten Greenland shark. This is a classic Icelandic speciality. But it is really hardcore and often offered to tourists on a dare. This is not what we want to present here. We want to show "normal" Icelandic cuisine. Recipes which you can try at home. Maybe you want to recall memories of your last trip to Iceland. Maybe you're simply interested in tasty food from an interesting country.

Two and a half years ago we started our blog in German: "Islandfan-Kochbuch". Meanwhile we have not only provided more than 300 recipes in that blog, but we also published a cookbook: "Leckeres Island - das goße Koch- und Backbuch". Some people asked for English translations of our book and our recipes. So we decided to give it a try: here it is! Sorry for our poor English. But we hope you'll enjoy it even so.

That's us: Ursula and Markus. She's cooking, he's eating.