The Egg-Cellent Egg-Venture: Part 1

The Egg-Cellent Egg-Venture: Part 1

Edit: Head here to watch the Emu Egg-Venture video 🥚


This is a tale of why you should never give up on your dreams. If you want something badly enough, you should be doggedly and stubbornly persistent, cos boy can it pay off!

6 years ago, my pal Lorrae commented to a mate that she’d love to give an Ostrich egg a crack (pun totally intended).

Ostrich egg hunt

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Eat like a Viking at Mjolner Melbourne

Eat like a Viking at Mjolner Melbourne

Mjolner Horn Cup Melbourne

I entered the heavy wooden carved door of Mjolner on Harware St in Melbourne, knowing very little. Armed only with the knowledge that this was a “Viking” inspired restaurant, specifically centred around the story of Thor, the god of thunder and his desire to create a dining hall that would allay the feelings of homesickness from Valhalla.

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Nibble on Norwegian Reindeer.

Nibble on Norwegian Reindeer.

Reindeer meat in Norway

A majestic animal, known as Reindeer in Europe and Caribou in the USA. Large males can weigh more than 300 kilograms with antlers spanning well over 1 meter. They are prized for their fur, milk and used for transportation.

Reindeer are also quite delicious.

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Icelandic Hakarl: Stinking, rotten shark.

Icelandic Hakarl: Stinking, rotten shark.

Hakarl (Greenland Shark) available at the Kolaportid Flea Market

Shark, that is buried, rotten and fermented.

A personal hero of mine Anthony Bourdain once said that Hakarl is the most disgusting thing he’s ever eaten. For a guy that’s eaten a lot of gross stuff, that’s saying a lot!

Why eat rotten shark?

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Where to find a sheep’s head in Iceland

Where to find a sheep’s head in Iceland

Sheep head from Mýrin Mathús Reykjavik

I came to Iceland partly for the natural wonders and partly for the bizarre food.

The natural beauty of the place has left me slapping myself, silly whilst the hunt for traditional Icelandic fare has been bordering on frustrating.

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