A new festival celebrating Icelandic food and food culture will be held for the first time in Reykjavík September 14-18. A range of events are scheduled and visitors will be given the chance to taste Icelandic dishes made from the freshly harvested ingredients straight from the farm.
At a farmers’ market. Photo by ESA.
Restaurants across Reykjavík will offer special menus during the festival, while visitors will be able to meet local farmers at the festival’s market and experience Icelandic culture through various events and happenings, visitreykjavik.is reports.
Icelandic vegetables are generally grown with very little or no pesticides or added chemicals. Fish is usually served at restaurants the same day it is caught and sheep roam free in the mountains feeding on wild vegetation in the summer.
It has become popular among Icelandic chefs to use as much local produce as possible, both in traditional and innovative dishes.
For further information on the Reykjavík Real Food Festival, visit the official website.