Talk:Icelandic cuisine

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What's wrong with the article? 14:29, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Guess you refer to the "cleanup" mark. Well recipes are not usually included in Wikipedia for one, second many strange break lines. Other things I see is that cheese is written under meats, etc. Generally few wiki links. Compare with Cuisine of Sweden maybe for a more stylistic article, which also is better structured and wikified. More info at WP:Style (too much info). Hope that helped. -Kristod (talk) 22:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

When I lived in Iceland I tasted horse and Lundi for the first time. Horse is absolutely delicious, but lundi is a horrible thing. I would definitely want to see this added to the article - also I fancied the sheep's heads, which we also have in Norway. Mmm! SWA 22:35, 18 December 2006 (UTC) EDIT: Also, I tried the horrible, horrible hákarl. This has to be the world's most disgusting food (rotten shark) - very traditional, from what I have been told. There are two types; the "leathery" one and the "rubber" one that clings to your teeth. SWA 23:14, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

When I visited iceland I also tried the horse, it was OK, but a bit salty for me. I also saw plenty of restaurants serving whale meat in Reykjavík. It would be good to get some reference to this in the article. GameKeeper (talk) 18:05, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


This edit was probably copied from here. I've removed the text that remained from the article. I think in this case it's not the other site that copied Wikipedia as they don't have the start or end of the article that this text was pasted between and they don't have the headings or formatting that was added 2 days later. I've also listed the recipes that were transwikied from here for deletion on Wikibooks. Angela. 12:52, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


Does anyone actually care about this???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:28, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Care about what exactly? Icelandic cuisine? Yes. The icelandic culture is closely related to the norwegian one as the same vikings formed the culture both on the islands north of Scotland in parts of Norway, Iceland and so one, they also founded Dublin and controlled large parts of the UK at a time and have had a influence on English culture in various ways. Since the icelandic culture is more archaic then the norwegian one it just makes sense that it's of interest to norwegians and english speakers alike. Heck, if you're american with english blood in your veins then there's a good chance that there might be some viking blood in it too and then this is a part of how they lived. Also it was the vikings that was the first europeans to discover north america (the canadian part that is) not columbus. So yes, someone do care about this article. Luredreier (talk) 08:16, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

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I would like to know how a timeline of events in medieval Greenland can serve as a reference for the settlement of Iceland, and what the fact that Landnámabók relates Ingólfur Arnarson as the first settler of Iceland has to do with Icelandic cuisine? This is the second time I revert these edits. I will not do so a third time. --Akigka (talk) 01:29, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't see any problems with the Landnámabók, this reference simply expands the statement made already in the article that during the Settlement of Iceland the first settlers brought their own Norse cuisine with them. However, the existing wikilink says it all, so we don't really need Arnarson and the book. By the way, what has Greenland got to do with this? The Landnámabók accounts the settlement of Iceland. De728631 (talk) 18:20, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
It's fine to reference Landnámabók, although I think it's a bit over the top having to mention the quasi-mythical Ingólfur Arnarsson in an article about cuisine. The original reference I was complaining about however was to a page containing a timeline of events in medieval Greenland which I thought was a bit off the mark. --Akigka (talk) 15:10, 26 April 2010 (UTC)


It was still allowed to eat horse-meat in Iceland once christianity came. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:53, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Only for a few years while Christianity was established. The ban on horse meat consumption is in the earliest written laws of Iceland. --Akigka (talk) 13:19, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


This article doesn't have many citations. I propose that we add a tag at the top of the page indicating that more citations are needed. --N-k (talk) 20:13, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Vegan diet "impossible"?[edit]

While Icelandic cuisine is certainly based primarily on animal products, I am skeptical of the claim that a vegan diet is "impossible" in Iceland without relying on imported foods. Unless some very reliable citations can be provided for this claim, I propose that it be removed. The citations would need to indicate that virtually no plant-based food is cultivated in Iceland at all. Even if such a citation could be provided, the word "impossible" still seems like an overgeneralization. --N-k (talk) 20:16, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Probably right that this was an overgeneralisation: It was based on the idea that types of vegetables considered important in a normal vegan diet (e.g. beans) cannot be grown outside and are impractical to produce in greenhouses. In fact, to date, no locally grown beans are available in Iceland. There is a thriving market for imported ecological vegetable products however. --Akigka (talk) 10:48, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Beans are not vital to a vegan diet, just very practical. Thing is that as long as you eat at least two different types of vegetables in the same dish you're likely to cover your protein requirements for that meal according to some sources (that I can't be bothered with finding right now). Also, have anyone ever tried to look up what actually exist of eatable plants on the island? Because I'd be surprised if there isn't any. Here in Norway the meat culture started during the great plague because suddenly you had large areas covered with farms but with to little people to keep farming it all the old plant based way so a lot of it was turned into pastures. Luredreier (talk) 07:28, 12 January 2011 (UTC) PS. That don't mean that they didn't hold animals before the plague, just that the number of animals compared to the number of farmers rose by a lot and stayed fairly high. Luredreier (talk) 07:30, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

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