Culinary-Themed Protests in Iceland
Two pieces showed up last week about Iceland's economic boom and bust: one for Vanity Fair by Michael Lewis, the lengthier and more thorough piece — the other by Ian Parker for the The New Yorker that told us about the culinary-themed protests going on. At a protest outside Iceland's Central Bank:
Someone threw an egg that hit a wall and splashed a drop or two onto the policeman's shoulder. Two bananas landed at her feet. Iceland's protests had a consistently culinary theme: skyr, Iceland's yogurt-like specialty, was often involved; that day, milk and cheese had been thrown into the lawn in front of the Prime Minister's office; at an earlier protest I had seen a bag of potatoes spilled onto the sidewalk by the Parliament building — potatoes being the gift that brought by Iceland's Santa Claus to children who are out of favor.