04. 08. 2014

DANISH RUGBRØD (RYE BREAD)

When I first moved to New York, I realized how much I missed Danish bread. It was kind of frightening to me that store bought bread would not get moldy for more than...

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15. 05. 2014

RHUBARB SOUP WITH ICE CREAM & FIGS

The first time I heard of ‘rhubarb soup’, I was skeptical that was a real dish. I was introduced to it through my Danish friend Anne, who once confused a toilet brush for...

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14. 04. 2014

COCONUT & MARZIPAN MACAROONS

I recently had one of those days where I craved for something sweet and was in the mood to bake. I remembered that I loved eating coconut macaroons (‘kokos toppe’ in Danish) when...

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12. 12. 2013

RISALAMANDE WITH CHERRY SAUCE

Risalamande means ‘rice with almonds’, and is a grand Danish Christmas dessert tradition. While not overly sweet, it is quite filling and can be challenging to eat after gorging on a heavy Danish...

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11. 12. 2013

DANISH AGURKESALAT (“CUCUMBER SALAD”)

Here is a little for the pickling enthusiasts. This mildly pickled cucumber is great in sandwiches ­and it is one of the alternative toppings that works well in combination with liver pâté (leverpostej)...

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10. 12. 2013

Remoulade

Remoulade is a Danish type of tartar sauce. Usually the Danes eat it as a topping on their open-faced sandwiches (“smørrebrød”) or as a dip for their fried food. It is addictingly good...

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09. 12. 2013

FRIKADELLER (DANISH MEATBALLS)

Frikadeller (Danish meatballs) are one of the great traditional Danish foods, but they also exist in many other northern countries with different variations of pork, veal and beef. In Denmark they are traditionally...

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04. 01. 2013

FLÆSKESTEG (DANISH PORK ROAST)

Flæskesteg is one of the meats that Danes love to eat for Christmas, usually served with boiled potatoes, caramelized potatoes, gravy and cooked red cabbage (or on a piece of rye bread with...

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27. 12. 2012

DANISH LEVERPOSTEJ (“LIVER PATE”)

LEVERPOSTEJ WITH ROASTED MUSHROOMS AND BACON With the exception of vegetarians, in Denmark most people will have leverpostej in their refrigerator, as it is a very common lunch choice. Danes love their dark...

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19. 12. 2012

LEFTOVERS FROM THE DANISH CHRISTMAS PARTY

Danish Smørrebrød (Clockwise starting from the left corner) Smoked salmon with dill dressing and capers on white bread Leverpostej ( Danish liver pate) with roasted mushrooms and bacon on rye bread Flæskesteg (Danish...

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13. 12. 2012

DANISH PEBERNØDDER (“PEPPER NUTS”)

When I was a kid growing up in Denmark these little pepper nuts where a tradition to eat around Christmas. I remember when I was 5 years old we would play a game...

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30. 10. 2012

DANISH AEBLESKIVER (APPLE SLICES)

Last weekend hurricane Sandy decided to stop by and I was forced to stay inside. The nasty cold, rainy and grey weather made me crave for aebleskiver. They are a Danish Christmas treat...

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