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Iceland Takes Home Gold from Culinary Olympics

The Icelandic national culinary team received two gold and two silver medals at the 2008 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany last week. The Icelandic team has never been as successful in the Culinary Olympics before.

The Icelandic team, which is comprised of ten chefs and 22 assistants, only used Icelandic ingredients in their courses and brought nearly one ton of food to Erfurt, Morgunbladid reports.

The first gold medal was granted for their preparation of a three-course dinner for 110 people (which took five hours to prepare): Icelandic salt fish with tomatoes, asparagus and artichokes, reindeer in madeira sauce with cauliflower and chocolate and mandarins with rosemary for dessert.

The remaining gold and silver medals were granted for a cold buffet.

The Culinary Olympics are held on the same years as the conventional Olympics.

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