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Taste of Iceland at Rustic Kitchen, Boston, March 11-17

Icelandic Arctic char, potato and herb puree, pineapple

Icelandic Arctic char, potato and herb puree, pineapple

As part of Boston’s Taste of Iceland event (March 11-17!), there was much insanely delicious food and drink at Rustic Kitchen for a kickoff on Tuesday. Chef  Thorarinn Eggertsson of Orange served up melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, although he left out crazier proteins Icelanders eat. Here are my belated photos from the event, which I attended courtesy of the ineffable Christine of Citysearch. It made me miss my trip to Iceland a bit as I reminisced about the whale steak and rotten shark I ate there, along with things like geothermal pools and lack of daylight. And great exchange rates.

It was lovely meeting freelance writer Cheryl Fenton, Trish, and JustinCanCook – who gave me an awesome pizza recipe that I’m hoping to try out next week.

Oh hey, blog readers, I’m going to cook next week during my spring break! I’m a little concerned, however – the kitchen I’m working with has like, two pots. No baking sheet. A toaster oven. I mean, I got dishware. Sort of. And cups and glasses. I opened the fridge and was greeted with nothing more than Shaw’s brand frozen waffles and chicken fries. Seriously – chicken fries!

I don’t even want to open the Chinese takeout carton. I imagine it’s where MSG goes when it’s been very, very naughty. The dry goods cupboard isn’t much better. I’ve exhausted half a can of barbecue Pringles.

What’s an aspiring home cook to do? Domestic bliss or wrestling with the prospect of no rice cooker… potato ricer… sous vide… Maybe I should start small and boil some pasta. I think I can do that.

Seriously, if you have any recipes, please send them to me.

The signature cocktail - something involving Reyka, cranberry juice, and a cinnamon stick

Their signature cocktail - something involving Reyka, cran, and cinnamon

Icelandic chef Thorarinn Eggertsson, center

Icelandic musician Mugison

Icelandic musician Mugison

Salted cod and lobster with shellfish sauce

Salted cod and lobster with shellfish sauce - delicious

Then, since we were still hungry, they brought a bunch of pizza. Not icelandic. Yum.

Then, since we were still hungry, they brought a bunch of pizza. Not icelandic. Yum.

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2 Responses to “Taste of Iceland at Rustic Kitchen, Boston, March 11-17”

  1. Learn something new all the time, very neat site. Thanks a bunch.

    Posted by Naughty Monkey Boutique | September 28, 2010, 9:08 pm
  2. any chance you know the name of the ptetarn in the second picture? the beige lacy piece it looks familiar from maybe that old angelfire link of lace ptetarns that doesn’t work anymore .Glad you fared well thru Sandy I live in a Katrina and Isacc zone so I know a little about what you went thrulisaj @ ravelry

    Posted by Saniya | November 12, 2015, 11:04 am

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