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Haybox Cooker


Modern hay box cooker Photo source:

We’ve heard only recently about the thing called a “hay box cooking” and the idea hooked us instantly. The concept of the box cooker is so simple and commonsensical that when I think about it I start wondering why I haven’t come up with the idea earlier.

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The fight for seafood


We’ve said it many times in different posts and forewords to recipes: we love seafood! We adore everything coming from the sea – fish, clams, mussels, oysters, shrimps, prawns, lobsters, crayfish, crabs… you name it! And I often catch myself wondering: “Can I live on fish only?” The answer is, definitely yes. However the other

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World’s most unusual foods – Part Three, whole stuffed camel and other national dishes & delicacies

World’s most unusual foods – Part Two


Kæstur hákarl (Icelandic for “fermented shark”) – Iceland

Kæstur hákarl made in traditional way

It is a Greenland (or basking) shark which has been cured with a particular fermentation process and hung to dry for 4-5 months. Hákarl for short, has a very distinctive ammonia smell and fishy taste, similar to very strong cheese.

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World’s most unusual foods – Part One


You are about to read my picks of the world’s most bizarre and unusual foods, some of which may be less than appetizing for most people. Warning for those who don’t want to spoil their lunch: Do not read either of the two parts of this article, skip them and find yourself something else to

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