For years now, all my holiday plans have been determined by food—the more far-out (and I mean that literally and metaphorically), the better. So, when my husband suggested a week in the Faroe Islands, he didn’t need to tell me that the Danish archipelago in the northern Atlantic is an ornithologist’s paradise, a hiker’s heaven, or stunningly beautiful.

All he had to say was that we had a reservation at Koks.