The Fransk – a new kind of fusion

On an excursion to the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken, which is just outside of Copenhagen in Denmark, we were stimulated by many things, namely the French-Scandinavian cuisine! We had been hearing about the French-inspired take on the famous Danish pølser – a boiled hot dog, usually served with remoulade, a sweet mustard or ketchup, fried onions, and a bun. This new kind of food-fusion was available on nearly every street corner, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to indulge.

Jess was attracted to the giant ice cream cone, but Ben couldn’t be stopped by the sweet smell coming from the Grill.

 

But what should we choose?

 

So many choices!! Boiled? Grilled? Bun or no bun? Toppings? or … what’s this? a BAGUETTE?!?!?!

 

Could the choice be any clearer?

 

Displaying the Fransk proudly

 

EXTREME CLOSE UP! Look how the dog is surrounded by baguette!

 

How do you say “unique” in French?

Freshest Shellfish Ever – from the deep and really raw

Hello, everyone! This is my first post on Food Party ever, so go easy on me. Here I am in Iceland where I have been for the past year.

jess in the lava near our favorite hot spring

I recently went on a trip to Snæfellsnes where there is a tiny fishing village called Stykkisholmer. From here I took a boat around the islands in the fjörd. The boat tour was called the “Unique Adventure Tour” and we saw lots of cute birds and nests including Puffin (which I hear are very tasty), White-Tailed Eagles, Skags, and Eider Ducks. Aside from the variety of bird-life, the highlight of the tour was at the very end when the sailors drop the trawl and comb the seabed for fresh shellfish! Here are the highlights:

Pulling up the net/trawl

The catch

Grumpy sailor opening the scallops

A very confused scallop

The options include raw scallops, crab roe (EGGS!), and sea urchins with white wine to wash it down

Jess (the vegetarian) tries raw scallops for the first time. Mmm….salty!