Hometown: Boston, Mass.
We spent a very busy day traveling to various sites within a two-hour radius of Reykjavik. To conclude our adventures, we were treated to a buffet at the Hotel Geysir, where I got my first taste of Icelandic food. There was salmon in several different forms—smoked, baked and in salmon mousse—as well as chicken, pork and an assortment of vegetables. The food was fresh and colorful, and needless to say, I had a lot of it.
Though the population of Iceland is very homogenous, there’s a lot of diversity when it comes to restaurants in the area. On the street where our hotel is located in Reykjavik center, there is a Chinese restaurant, Italian restaurant, a pizza parlor and a Parisian cafe. Subway, Taco Bell, and KFC are nearby.
The dishes we eat in Iceland will definitely be featured in the museum exhibits we’re building this semester; our team’s exhibit is focused on food and restaurants in order to relate the food we eat to fisheries and the overfishing crisis. I’m excited to find out what else we’ll get to try on this trip. I hear rotten shark meat is on the menu later this week…