Some of you might think they know what ropes are made for. I can hear you saying: A rope is made for mooring a ship in the harbor. Or: I use it to climb up the mountains. Not to mention other possible responses to my question ... Well, you are all wrong. A rope is made for fish soup. Not as an ingredient, but to get the cooking pot from below deck on deck.
Birgir Enni, the captain of the sailing vessel Norðlýsið is famous for his fish soup. I helped him to prepare his soup several times. No, I won't babble the recipe out. Click through the pics, and you will easily find out that Birgir uses a good deal of garlic for his soup. Hands smell for days after having peeled all the bulbs. The rest is a secret. On Norðlýsið, Birgir only uses big cooking pots. The same happened when we helped him to feed some other guests - 170 people, at a Faroese wedding party. We served horse mussels, meat and fish for the main course and a late fish soup. Lots of musicians attended the wedding, also Eivør. Now check your fridge, cook a fish soup and listen to some music of Eivør. And please tuck the rope back into the broom closet. Unless you are expecting 170 guests for dinner.