Icelandic Cookbook Awarded in Gourmet Contest

framandi-og-freistandi_yesmineThe Indian-inspired cookbook Framandi og freistandi í eldhúsinu heima by Yesmine Olsson, a Swedish culinary enthusiast and personal trainer of Sri Lankan origin who has lived in Iceland for 12 years, won bronze in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris recently.

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National Costume Day at National Museum

nationalcostumeday2011_natmusTomorrow, March 13, is a National Costume Day at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavík. People of all nationalities are welcome and encouraged to wear their countries’ national costume, inform others and learn more about the Icelandic costumes.

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2010: Bruttoinlandsprodukt gesunken

icelandickrona_ipaDas Bruttoinlandsprodukt (BIP) von Island ist letztes Jahr um 3,5 Prozent gesunken, teilte Statistics Iceland mit. Der Rückgang ist beträchtlich geringer als 2009, wo er 6,9 Prozent betrug. 2008 wuchs das BIP um 1,4 Prozent.

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