26 February 2011
I had a wonderful evening at Þorrablót, an Icelandic feast hosted by the Icelandic Association of Utah, with my wife and parents. (My dad's maternal grandfather was full Icelandic.) We had a special treat as we heard from BYU Professor Fred Woods, author of Fire on Ice: The Saints of Iceland, and Dr. Kári Bjarnason, Head of the Public Library of Vestmannaeyjar, my ancestral home in Iceland. They are working on creating a museum exhibit in Vestmannaeyjar on Mormon emigration from Iceland, as over 200 Icelanders emigrated from there to Utah. I spoke to each of them afterward about contributing material for that exhibit. I also tried the sampler plate of traditional Icelandic foods--not for the faint of heart. I confess I passed on the ram's testicles and sheep intestines.