Would you like some pickled ram testicles?

Would you like some pickled ram testicles?

Would you like some pickled ram testicles?

Þorrablót is a midwinter festival and thank god for that - or Óðinn.

Þorri is the name of the fifth month of winter and blót means sacrifice. Basically it is an oportunity to have some fun during these long winther months and of course eat some rotten food.



Þorri means the winter is half over and we celabrate the occation by having public Þorrablót feasts. At these occasions traditional Icelandic food is served; the sort of food people used to eat every day, once upon a time. The only preserving methods available in the past were pickling, drying, salting or smoking food. Among the delicacies eaten at Þorrablót are: pickled ram testicles, soured whale, sheep face, sheep face jelly, dried fish, smoked lamb, leaf bread and putrefied shark.

Brennivín schnapps is often drunk with the shark - you can understand why!

Almost everyone goes to the Þorrablót - the more the marryer so it seams and it is safe to say it is one of the largest events in Reykjanes - and I can tell you: it is merry. 

But I must admit, I dont eat the picled ram testicles -  it is just too much.

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