Yesterday I was at the annual smalahove dinner that Ola organizes. And kudos to him for going through all the hard work of organizing the dinner every year for what is probably the most ungrateful pack of dinner guests you can imagine. Half of a sheep’s severed head is not the most appetite-provoking sight and as a result we’re not really giving the impression that we’re looking forward to sitting down by the dinner table.
But of course, it’s not that bad. There is not much meat on the head, but the meat you find – like the chin and a small treasure behind the ear – taste great. If you want to go wild, you can also eat stuff like the parts of the eyes and tongue. Personally, I take rain checks on both. One method we use to make the head look like something we want to dig into is to combine the dinner with massive amounts hard liquor, especially aquavit. As you can imagine, this usually results in a massive hangover as well.