Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Skyr - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Skyr

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Icelandic Skyr

Published April 24, 2015

Hey Nanna,

What’s with all the skyr hype? I don’t get it. I mean it’s OK, I don’t hate it or anything, but I was expecting a lot more given the way people go on about it.

Keep up the good work!

The Hype

Dear The Hype,

You mean the skyr you ate didn’t taste of fresh dew caressing bilberries growing on a patch of moss on the side of an Icelandic waterfall?

I’m sorry you were sold a lie. Advertising, am I right?

Nanna

Nanna,

I know cultural appropriation is not cool but is this Fake Icelandic Danish Skyr commercial really all that terrible? As colonisers go, the Danes weren’t so bad to the Icelanders, were they?

Love,

Definitely-Not-Your-Danish-Husband

Dear Definitely-Not-My-Danish-Husband,

Is it not enough that our love turned me into a traitor to my people? That you have colonised my womb with an absurdly large Danish-Bacon-loving baby, now your people must capitalise on Iceland’s rare moment of culinary ingenuity?

WE MADE SOMETHING THAT IS HALF CHEESE, HALF YOGHURT AND ALL PROTEIN, WHY WON’T YOU LET US BE GREAT?

Love,

Definitely-Not-Your-Icelandic-Wife

Dear Nanna,

What’s the best way to enjoy Skyr?

Skyr Gobbler

Dear Skyr Gobbler,

In my experience, it’s generally best to enjoy it in your mouth.

Verði þér að góðu,

Nanna

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