Svið (Icelandic cuisine): Svið is a traditional Icelandic dish consisting of a sheep's head cut in half, flamed to remove hair, then boiled without the brains, sometimes hardened in lactic acid. Icelandic pronunciation: [svɪːθ]; transliteration as svid or svith). Svið was born at a time when people could not afford to lose part of a slaughtered animal. It is part of þorramatur, a selection of various traditional dishes i ...
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