The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland Slideshow

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Our contributor heads to Iceland to work the 'back of the house' while in search of new Nordic cuisine

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

First course ready to go…

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

Rye bread, sour cream, and chives: my first ever plate in a professional kitchen.

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

Raw and smoked Arctic char with sour milk and cucumber. Gunnar smokes the char with sheep manure and proudly announces “eat sh*t!”

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

Course 5: pork belly in whey glaze with herbs, apple, pickled angelica root and celeriac chips.

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

A "midsummer night’s dream" is cooking in Dill restaurant.

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

Learning from the best: Head Chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason and me

The Foodish Boy on Chef Duty in Iceland

Delicate work for a nervous chef while preparing the amuse bouche. From left to right, we have cumin pastry with cream cheese angelica, dried cod with mustard and chervil flowers, and scallop with dill mayonnaise.