Þorrablót in Atlanta

28 Feb

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A few months ago I found a non-formal Facebook group with Icelanders in Atlanta.

This weekend the group had organized an event called þorrablót in Stone Mountain with Icelandic food only🙂

January and february are called þorri in Iceland, and it is traditional to have festivals connected to those months with traditional food from Iceland.

I talked my friend Catherine into going with me.

I was greeted by Icelandic people, in Icelandic ( Wonderful! ) and offered shark and Brennivín (Icelandic traditional shot).

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There was all kinds of delicious food, wind dried fish, smoked lamb, rye bread, ram’s testicles, head cheese, liver sausage, blood pudding, seals flippers and mashed turnips.

Sounds delicious?

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Catherine, the born and raised American, actually liked most of it, especially the lamb.

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After enjoying the food, the singing began.

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The icelandic classics were sung, and since I was known to be a singer, I was sent up on stage.

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Throughout the evening the glasses were raised and the crowd shouting “skál”

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Before we knew it, we had to leave back to Columbus.

After this I am sure I will be able to survive few more months without Iceland🙂

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