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Performance food

Jonathan Judge, one of the directors at work, made this really interesting documentary. Go check it out. Doug Fitch and Mimi Oka claim to be the world’s only “sustenance artists”. Both trained as chefs in Paris but now specialise in what they call Orphic Feasts – wildly absurdist performances which vary from creating edible pasta …

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Vín og skel

Steve and I went to Vín og skel for lunch today. I’d been hearing about this restaurant from friends and am pleased to report that the food is very good. I ordered the two course lunch special. Turnip soup, that even my meat-and-potatoes brother liked. Then redfish served over a couscous pilaf, with a delightful …

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Icelandic Indian food.

Today was one of our very rare working Saturdays. I don’t know how they manage, but somehow the working Saturdays only happen when I have guests in from out of town. Like, say, my brother. It’s actually not as annoying as it sounds, because it means that I get Monday off, which is in many …

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Tveir Fiskar

We went to dinner at Tveir Fiskar (Two Fish) last night. Poor Rob has such a bad head cold that he can’t taste anything. He said that even the blue cheese on his salad was only barely present. The rest of us quite enjoyed our food, I think. As a starter everyone ordered the Martha’s …

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Tveir Fiskar

We went to dinner at Tveir Fiskar (Two Fish) last night. Poor Rob has such a bad head cold that he can’t taste anything. He said that even the blue cheese on his salad was only barely present. The rest of us quite enjoyed our food, I think. As a starter everyone ordered the Martha’s …

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Beauty treatment

Today a group of “us girls” went out for brunch at a cafe in health food store. I had no idea the place existed, but besides a wonderful menu, they had great produce. I was tempted to go grocery shopping, but resisted because we all had treatments scheduled at the Nordica spa. I had a …

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Low-key

Today was fairly low-key. We had a couple of shots this morning and were finished with puppet stuff by two o’clock. Emily and I left the building and headed out to do errands. While I love living in Reykjavík the fact that everything closes at five or six is very challenging when trying to deal …

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Music Festival

The music festival in Isjafjörður was a nice example of the word eclectic. Apparently the way the festival works is that anyone who wants to participate gets 15 minutes on stage. It’s nice that they can dole fame out like that, don’t you think? Anyway, the first group up featured an electric guitar, trumpet, electric …

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Dinner in Raleigh

I arrived safely in Raleigh this evening after an easy drive. Koren, Katherine, Peter, Emily and I went to the Olive Garden where we had the smarmiest waiter ever. He was like a lounge lizard turned waiter. He inserted himself into every conversation and made them all about him. It was really bad technique. The …

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Grandma’s birthday.

I would sum up the weekend but Steve Savile did such a nice job covering the writing portion, that I’ll just talk about Grandma’s birthday party. I made the little packets of recipe cards, each containing fourteen recipes daintily tied with a sheer blue bow. We had a basked of those sitting on the table …

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Nia, Alethea and Steve

I went to Nia’s house for dinner last night with a gaggle of other writers. Truly, I only drove as far as Murfreesboro and then carpooled the rest of the way to Nashville with Steve and Alethea. It was fun and the food was yummy. We had black beans, tomatillo rice, mache salad with almonds …

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Soul food

This evening we went to Aunt Gen and Uncle Marvin’s for dinner. The Menu Fried Okra Beans and Pear Relish Coleslaw Cornbread Marinated grilled chicken Mashed potato casserole Carrot Cake For those of you who are curious, yes, I ate the chicken. It tasted like tempeh. We had a grand time there, and I heard …

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Happy New Year!

For New Year’s Eve we all went down to George and Julie’s house in Atlanta. Based on the amount of food, Julie seemed to be expecting more than the dozen guests attending. We dined and drank champagnes and Spanish wines. My cousin Robert, their eldest son, is off to Spain for five months of study …

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Over the river…

and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we went. Mom, Rob and I went to Grandma’s to do some New Year’s cleaning. I say that we cleaned Grandma’s house. In truth we just vacuumed and then I attempted to dust, but there wasn’t any dust. In between my cleaning attempts, we got to do some …

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So much food!

How can we still have so many leftovers in the house? It is staggering. At each meal, the counter is covered with food from Christmas Eve. It doesn’t help that Mom is also cooking something to supplement the leftovers, as if there isn’t enough food already. Dad took us out on tromp around the property …

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