Seeking Danish Delicacies in the Hinterland and Taste Sensations everywhere else

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1 June 2016
by Sharole
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Hedensted og Julesminde


Hedensted is a quite little town just east of Vejle.  It’s small but has an excellent baker, Byen’s Bager, several well stocked grocery stores and a fish monger who comes Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It also boasts a very good ladies and mens clothing store, and lovely church and a good pizza joint. Continue Reading →


30 May 2016
by Sharole
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Quest for Smørrebrød, Epilogue

The Smørrebrød Quest

When I arrived in Denmark, I thought that I would be able to indulge in smørrebrød, open faced sandwiches, where ever and when ever I wanted.  After all, Danes have turned open faced sandwiches into high art.   Much to my shock and dismay, it turns out that the art of the sandwich is a very difficult thing to find in the old country these days.

And so my quest began. Continue Reading →

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20 May 2016
by Sharole
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Copenhagen 2

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

With her harbour lights, that she wears at night

Like a golden, golden crown

Bakken, Copenhagen

Unlike Tivoli, which is refined and a bit high in the instep, Bakken is a working man’s amusement park.  You take the S train to the

end of the line, walk a kilometre and you come into a smallish amusement park made up of restaurants, bars, games and a few rides.  It used to be the King’s hunting grounds and you can still see some remnants, like the long, tree lined driveway up to the gates of Bakken. Continue Reading →

Flag of Denmark

20 May 2016
by Sharole
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Copenhagen 1

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen

Salty old queen of the Sea.

My family is from the mainland of Denmark, so I don’t get over to ‘Devil’s Island’ much where Copenhagen is located.  This time, however, I made the effort.  My buddy, Agent J, now lives in Copenhagen and since I haven’t seen him in a long time, I thought a trip was in order. Continue Reading →

Kro Platter, Bakken, Copenhagen

19 May 2016
by Sharole
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Quest for Smørrebrød

My quest for Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød is a particularly Danish invention.  They’ve taken the lowly sandwiched and have created culinary art with it.

Ida Davidsen’s family has been making open faced sandwiches in Copenhagen for several generations and is considered to be the premier place.  Unfortunately, when I was in Copenhagen, there were no tables available.  (sad face).

Of course there are hipsters that have tried to update the smørrebrød, like Aaman’s  in Copenhagen and Onkel A in Vejle. Continue Reading →