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Archive for June, 2016

A visit to an island brewer Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

All across Denmark bryggere (brewers) are busy catering to the Danes’ notorious love of øl (beer). I went to the small Samsø Bryghus to talk to one of them. Who’re you and where are we? Jeg hedder Stinne. Vi er på Samsø. Jeg er 52 år, gift og har fem børn. (I’m Stinne. We’re on…

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Is a danish actually Danish? Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

When English-speakers hear the word ”Danish” they often think about … kager (cakes)! I always found that hilarious, because in Danish, a Danish pastry is called … wienerbrød [VEEnorbroth] – bread from Vienna, the capital of Austria! So, is the English-speaking world wrong? En københavnsk bager havde været i Wien (a Copenhagen baker had been…

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