The team at Systir from left to right: Andreas Peterson, Sona Zednikova and Karin Schmitz with chefs Kári Þorsteinsson and Ólafur Ágústsson.

New restaurant, Systir, opens on Hverfisgata instead of nameless pizza place

9 Jan "We simply wanted to make a change and to continue into the direction of Dill," says chef Ólafur Ágútsson one of the owners of the restaurant at Hverfigata 12 formerly known as the nameless pizza place.

The nameless pizza place was renowned for its gourmet pizzas.

Reykjavik's famous nameless pizza place closes its doors

7 Jan The owners of the nameless pizza place at Hverfisgata 12 have announced that the venue has shut down. Another restaurant, yet unknown, will open its doors next weekend.

Restaurant opening hours over the New Year

31 Dec Don't worry, you don't need to resort to eating a hot dog on New Years Eve although we thoroughly recommend the Bæjarins bestu stand in downtown Reykjavik.

Hangikjöt is a traditional smoked lamb.

Hangikjöt remains Iceland's most popular Christmas meal

23 Dec Hangikjöt, the traditional smoked lamb is the most popular dish to eat on Christmas Day according to new figures. Sixty-nine percent of Icelanders are going to eat hangikjöt on December 25th.

Children decorating piparkökur, or ginger biscuits.

Five Christmas foods to try in Iceland

11 Dec Here are some of the traditional foods you might encounter in Iceland during the holiday season.

Oysters caused food poisoning for many at restaurant Skelfisksmarkaðurinn.

Icelandic oysters cause food poisoning at top notch restaurant

28 Nov Infected Icelandic oysters caused food poisoning for 48 individuals at Skelfisksmarkaðurinn, a relatively new restaurant owned by succcessful tv chef and restaurant owner Hrefna Sætran. Icelandic oysters are a novelty in Iceland.

Turkey with all the trimmings at Haust restaurant.

A Magical American Christmas buffet in Reykjavik

27 Nov Haust offers a wonderful American style Christmas buffet for the whole family this December.

The Icelandic chef's team

Icelandic culinary team wins gold medal

26 Nov The Icelandic team of chefs won a gold medal at the Expogast Villeroy and Boch Culinary Cup yesterday, a contest which takes place every four years in Luxembourg.

Turkey and stuffing at Háma, the canteen at the University of Iceland.

Thanksgiving meal in Reykjavik for 800 people

22 Nov Today a gigantic Thanksgiving meal was offered at Háma, the canteen at the University of Iceland where food for 800 people was prepared. One hundred and fifty kilos of turkey were up for grabs with forty kilos of stuffing, fifty litres of sauce and a whole load of sweet potatoes and other accompaniments.

The cover photo is a collaboration between photographer Saga Sig and chef Kjartan Óli.

Stunning annual magazine on Icelandic food is out

21 Nov Annual magazine FÆÐA/FOOD for 2018 is out and as usual, it's full of interviews, photo essays, recipes and articles about Icelandic food culture.

Georg Arnar Halldórsson, Snædís Xyza Jónsdóttir Ocampo, Mrs Eliza Reid, Kara Guðmundsdóttir and Hafliði Halldórsson.

First Lady to accompany Icelandic National Culinary Team to Luxembourg

19 Nov The Icelandic National Culinary team will be competing at the Expogast Villeroy and Boch Culinary Cup which takes place every four years in Luxembourg. First Lady Eliza Reid will be accompanying the team who are determined to do even better than four years ago.

The Ísey skyr with a layer of peach hit the spot.

Icelandic skyr wins best skyr competition

16 Nov The Icelandic Ísey skyr from dairy company MS won the skyr class at the International Food Contest in Herning Denmark that took place 13th-15th of November. Ísey skyr competed against and beat manufacturers such as Arla and Løgismose.

New products by Nói Siríus.

New Icelandic Christmas sweets on the market

12 Nov Fans of Icelandic sweets can rejoice this season as there are lots of new Christmas sweets hitting the market. Peppermint seems to be the flavour of the month.

Icelandic beer producers have been busy perfecting their own Christmas beers.

Sixty types of Icelandic Christmas beers on the market this year

30 Oct Sale of Icelandic Christmas beer and other Christmas beverages starts on November 15th.

Cheese „pop-up“shop at Hlemmur food hall

25 Oct October is a special month for cheese this year and has received the nickname of Ostóber. (Ostur in Icelandic means cheese). As part of Ostóber there will be a cheese pop-up at Hlemmur Mathöll involving lots of cheesy dishes and cheese tasting.




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