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Hákarl: Iceland’s Rancid Fermented Shark Delicacy

Hákarl is an Icelandic delicacy of fermented Greenland shark meat that is known for its particularly pungent odor. Shark meat is fermented for 9 weeks before it is ready to eat and is traditionally eaten uncooked in little chunks. Nordic countries have somewhat of a reputation for smelly delicacies, with Hákarl being comparable to the …

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