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A Danish Lesson from Italy Posted by on May 31, 2021

Måneskin! [mawneh-sken] This month, millions of music fans learnt a rare Danish word straight from the poetry box. The unlikely incident happened when the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest was won by the band … Måneskin from Italien (Italy)! Måneskin is the perfect example of a Danish sammensat ord (compound, literally ”put-together word”). Måne [mawneh], of…

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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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Cakes in the Making Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

This is a continuation of yesterday’s interview with the baker Lars. Do you know all your recipes by heart? Yes, in my section I do. There are two sections here at the bakery: one for rugbrød (rye bread) and wienerbrød (Danish pastry) and everything with gær (yeast), and another one for cakes. I’m at the yeast…

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A Visit to the Baker Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

To many people, there’s nothing quite as Danish as a baker’s store, with its rugbrød (rye bread) and rundstykke/r (roll/s) and loads of delicious cakes… One early morning, I took a trip to my local bakery where I met the baker Lars. How long have you been working as a baker? I was apprenticed at…

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