Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

Andrew Zimmern travels to the Faroe Islands, a mysterious Nordic wonderland. He dives into frigid waters for giant horse mussels, feasts on a fermented sheep's head and eats seagulls scooped from the ocean.

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Faroe Island Langoustines

Faroe Island Langoustines

The finest langoustines in the world come out of the waters around the Faroe Islands. 960 1280

  

Dried Cod Head in Faroe Islands

Dried Cod Head in Faroe Islands

Dried cod head that will be boiled down and served in a soup with carrots and horse mussels. 960 1280

  

Beauty of the Faroe Islands

Beauty of the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands offer some of the finest views and most unusual architecture in all of Scandinavia. 960 1280

  

"In the windswept village of Gásadalur, the turnips come out of the ground tasting like pears. I kid you not!" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Cutlery in the Faroe Islands

Cutlery in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands food scientist Leif Sørensen has good taste when it comes to his cutlery. 960 1280

  

Homemade Faroese Seafood

Homemade Faroese Seafood

"My crew and I chowing down on some insane Faroese seafood at a dinner party at Marni Simonsen's house." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Langoustine Love in the Faroe Islands

Langoustine Love in the Faroe Islands

"I got a little face time with the most prized, delicate and expensive langoustines on the planet." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Wetsuit Ready for Faroe Island Waters

Wetsuit Ready for Faroe Island Waters

Brrrr! A specialized rubber dry suit is a necessity when diving for horse mussels in the Faroe Islands. 960 1280

  

Patrolling the Waters of Hvannasund

Patrolling the Waters of Hvannasund

Patrolling the waters near Hvannasund in the Faroe Islands.  960 1280

  

Heading Out to Sea

Heading Out to Sea

"We all head to sea on a hunt for fulmar, a small young gull that the Faroese find pretty darn tasty. I agree." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Fulmar for a Traditional Faroese Supper

Fulmar for a Traditional Faroese Supper

"This fulmar is the main dish in a traditional Faroese boiled supper that dates back centuries." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Fresh Fulmar Plucking

Fresh Fulmar Plucking

"After a morning at sea, I got a lesson in fresh fulmar plucking from local fisherman Martin Simonsen." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Dumplings and Potatoes

Dumplings and Potatoes

Bread dumplings and potatoes join a plate of salted, boiled fulmar. 960 1280

  

Fermented Lamb's Head

Fermented Lamb's Head

"Yup, that's a freshly torched, fermented lamb's head to be boiled and eaten at Bara Joenson’s house." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Fermented Lamb's Head

Fermented Lamb's Head

Boiled lamb's head and organs for a family meal at the Joenson home in Gøta. 960 1280

  

Joenson Family Meal with Andrew Zimmern

Joenson Family Meal with Andrew Zimmern

"That’s me and a boiled lamb's head with 2 generations of the Joenson family." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

Village of Hvannasund

Village of Hvannasund

The strait near the picturesque village of Hvannasund. 960 1280

  

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