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Kitchen Fun Posted by on Sep 30, 2018

Køkkenet (the kitchen, also spelt køknet) is the heart of a Danish home. When rain is falling from a grey sky – and eating out feels a bit too complex and pricey – it’s great for familien (the family) or vennerne (friends) to gather around spisebordet (the dining table). Traditionally, husmødre (housewives, singular husmoder) were…

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Ardent Love in Two Languages Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

A classic of det danske køkken (Danish cuisine) is brændende kærlighed, which translates as ”ardent love” or ”burning love”. It is basically an elaborate version of kartoffelmos (mashed potatoes). A little ”love” is added, typically in the shape of bacon…           Brændende kærlighed 4 pers. 1 portion kartoffelmos (se under) 300 g svinebryst eller røget bacon…

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Eating Danish Posted by on Jan 26, 2014

Some people say that danskere snakker med en kartoffel i munden (Danes talk with a potato in their mouth). While I would never recommend that you scorch yourself just to get the words right, there might be some truth to the saying… Your traditional Dane does eat a lot of kartofler (potatoes), and maybe eating…

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