Over in Iceland, hardy types will be preparing themselves for Thorrablot – the country’s midwinter feast. Held in the month of Þorri, which begins on the first Friday after the 19th January, the feast focuses on Viking tradition and offers foods that are smoked, pickled and, in some cases, rotting!
Concentrating on traditional Viking dishes, Thorrabolt menus often feature putrefied shark, sheep’s head and other unmentionables as well as the rather more palatable filled sausage, jellied ham and smoked lamb.
To toast the festival –or wash away the taste! – there’s a glass or two of Brennivin (Icelandic Schnapps) and then the dancing begins!
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