I travel to visit museums, see new cultures and walk all day long. But, perhaps more than anything else, I travel to eat. To encounter new flavors, new ways of interpreting ingredients and understanding how other people use meals to punctuate daily life. During June 2016 I took a four day trip to Reykjavik, where I eagerly ate my way through the island's unique culinary culture. From dried cod jerky spread with butter to fermented shark — and, yes I admit, a small whale steak — I was enamored with the curious twist the country presented on familiar flavors. They were a little more sour, a little more sweet than the American interpretations of similar dishes.
Here's a picture-list of everything I ate during my trip. My favorites were: Mokka Cafe for coffee and cakes, Gló for a healthy lunch and The Laundromat Cafe for a hearty dinner.