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Þorrablót or Thorrablot (Icelandic midwinter feast)

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Þ orri begins today, so I moved this old post to the top. Here you will find some information about the traditional Icelandic foods eaten at the Þorri feasts. The links will take you to recipes or instructions for making some of these foods. Note: I am working on inserting photos into the Þorri recipes, so if you click on a recipe link and there is a "This Image is currently Unavailable" message from Photobucket, just wait and come back in a couple of days and the photo(s) should be in there. Þorri is one of the old Icelandic lunar months. It always begins on a Friday, between the 19th and the 25th of January, and ends on a Saturday between the 18th and 24th of February. The first day of Þorri is called Bóndadagur or "Husband's Day/Farmer's Day", and is dedicated to men (formerly only farmers). In my family (and many others) , the women bring the men breakfast in bed on this day - just as the men will do on Konudagur “Woman's Day” (if they know