A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!

A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!
A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!

Hey everyone!

It’s Autumn.

It’s October.

And it’s starting to rain but no matter! I’m going to tell you how Summery it was on the Baltic Sea beach.

51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!
51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!

It was gorgeous!

The sun was shining, the locals were smiling, and we were living it up in a five-star hotel in Usedom!

Usedom!

I bet you can’t say that really fast!

At the promenade in Zinnowitz, Usedom. ©Usedom Tourismus GmbH
At the promenade in Zinnowitz, Usedom.
©Usedom Tourismus GmbH

I’ve already spoken about Usedom and going to the seaside. I wrote 51 reasons why you should go to the seaside in Germany last week, and quite frankly, if you’re not convinced by that, then I really can’t help you!

There’s loads of things going on in October so I’ll tell you all about it. Next week!

But for now, let’s focus on food.

An organic burger and a beer at Bread & Butter. Berlin Fashion Week
An organic burger and a beer at Bread & Butter.
Berlin Fashion Week

Not just any old food you  understand, but German food.

Eeek!

I hear you say. Isn’t German food really gritty and full of stodge?

It can be.

Christmas food in Germany comprising of home-made potato dumplings, red cabbage, succulent roast goose, and gravy made from goose dripping!
Christmas food in Germany comprising of home-made potato dumplings, red cabbage, succulent roast goose, and gravy made from goose dripping!

But it can also be quite the thing. Especially at Xmas where the alcohol was so strong that I literally fell to the floor!

At a German Christmas Market.

Yum!

So would the beach be somewhat similar to seaside food in Poland, or would we get scammed, as we did in Bratislava?!

Let’s find out!

A 5 MINUTE GUIDE TO GERMAN FOOD. ON THE BALTIC SEA BEACH!

Look! It's my feet! A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!
Look! It’s my feet!
A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!

So let’s start with the basics.

ICE-CREAM:

You've not tasted ice-cream, until you've had it at the seaside! 51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!
You’ve not tasted ice-cream, until you’ve had it at the seaside!
51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!

You really can’t go the seaside if you don’t have any ice-cream!

I mean.

Come on!

The seaside without ice-cream?

And it had better be an Italian gelato, ‘cos what else?

Vanilla ice-cream scoops, wafer sticks, clotted cream and a silver jug of strawberry sauce!
Vanilla ice-cream scoops, wafer sticks, clotted cream and a silver jug of strawberry sauce!

You can even go one better and have an ice-cream sundae of sorts.

I had a huge one on our self-made cycling walking tour in Usedom with vanilla scoops, wafer sticks, clotted cream and a silver jug of strawberry sauce!

Now I don’t like chocolate.

Yuck!

Chocolate ice-cream and clotted cream chocolate chip sundae!
Chocolate ice-cream and clotted cream chocolate chip sundae!

But The Tall Young Gentleman availed himself of the very best near the Zinnowitz pier, so here’s his chocolate ice-cream and clotted-cream-chocolate-chip-sundae!

Our ice-cold Warsteiner premium German beer!
Our ice-cold Warsteiner premium German beer!

The Music Producer didn’t have any ice-cream this time and was very happy with his ice-cold Warsteiner premium German beer!

SEAFOOD:

A plate of sardines can be quite delicious!
A plate of sardines can be quite delicious!

There were lots and lots of possibilities to eat some sort of seafood. In fact, all sorts of seafood. I mean, OMG!

Here are some pictures.

Sadly, I’ve forgotten the prices, but these seafood items were between €2.00 – €4.00 a piece!

Slices of mackeral at the Usedom Palace Hotel breakfast table!
Slices of mackerel at the Usedom Palace Hotel breakfast table!

Here are slices of smoked mackerel with berries and lettuce garnish, at the Usedom Palace Hotel breakfast table!

The soused herring, otherwise known as matjes in German, coverd with lettuce and onion slices!
The soused herring, otherwise known as matjes in German, covered with lettuce and onion slices!

The soused herring above otherwise known as matjes in German or rollmops in English, can be found all over the Baltic Sea coast and is a herring soaked in a mild preserving liquid. It can be raw herring in a mild vinegar pickle or might contain cider, wine or tea, sugar, herbs (usually bay leaf), spices (usually mace), and chopped onion.

It is generally served cold either with a bread bun (brötchen) / bread roll or mixed in sour cream with apple chunks, and onions, or mixed in a beetroot chunk brine, and served with boiled or baked potatoes!

The Music Producer isn’t a fan of raw herrings so the Tall Young Gentleman and I merrily did all the stuffing down ourselves!

My fish bun (Fischbrötchen) made with pickled or Bismarck herring served on kitchen foil in a bread bun (brötchen) with pickles, lettuce and huge slices of fresh raw onions!
My fish bun (Fischbrötchen) made with pickled or Bismarck herring served on kitchen foil in a bread bun (brötchen) with pickles, lettuce and huge slices of fresh raw onions!

Here’s another photograph of my fish bun, otherwise known as Fischbrötchen, made with a pickled or Bismarck herring!

A Bismarck herring  is a delicacy in Europe, and has become a part of Baltic, Nordic, Slavic, and Jewish cuisine! It’s herring cured with salt with similarly added vinegar, peppercorn, bay leaves, raw onions, sherry, mustard and dill.

Our herring was served on kitchen foil in a bread bun (brötchen) with pickles, lettuce and huge slices of fresh raw onions. You can ask for different sauces such as remoulade, creamy horseradish sauce, ketchup, or cocktail sauce too, but we went to an extremely local food hut and we weren’t sure what most of the things were.  There were eels and varieties of fish that I couldn’t identify in German…!

What are they? ©Usedom Tourismus GmbH
What are they?
©Usedom Tourismus GmbH

Gulp!

THE USEDOM PALACE HOTEL

The Usedom Palace Hotel ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
The Usedom Palace Hotel
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

We were guests of Usedom Tourismus GmbH and the Usedom Palace Hotel, but we paid for all our meals and transport ourselves.

The Usedom Palace Hotel is a small 40-room traditional style 5-star seaside hotel about five (5) minutes from the sea itself, and a 15 to 20 minute walk to the local train station!

The hotel although modern-ish from the inside, has the look of an antiquated classical German castle, complete with steeple top roof, huge windows, and a white sandstone finish!

We were put in a Gold / Silver Category sea view room.

Our Gold/Silver Category double sea-view bed at the Usedom Palace Hotel!
Our Gold/Silver Category double sea-view bed at the Usedom Palace Hotel!

Our room was huge with a European-style double bed for us, and a single bed for The Tall Young Gentleman with enough space in the room for him to feel that he wasn’t near us!

Our room also had two armchairs, a small glass table, a standing lamp in the corner, and two bedside tables with two more bedside lamps.

The window was huge and you could actually (safely) sit on the window sill and take in the view of the sea, which was clearly in front of us. You can never be entirely sure when hotels describe the view as “sea,” but in this case, it was!

Air-conditioning - Just say No!
Air-conditioning – Just say No!

I don’t like air-conditioning in bedrooms.

In fact, I don’t like air-conditioning at all, so it was quite nice to be able to sleep with the windows wide open, and the curtains billowing in the wind!

There was also a huge wardrobe that had fluffy dressing gowns and fluffy slippers for us each, a safe, a mini-bar, a flat-screen TV, a writing desk, plenty of plug holes, and free WiFi!

The bathroom was very nice and had underfloor heating and loads of fluffy towels, a bath, a shower, and hair and body wash items and body lotions.

The bathroom was quite nice, but be careful with the shower!
The bathroom was quite nice, but be careful with the shower!

Be careful with the shower though because the glass covering wasn’t really long or wide enough to prevent water from splashing everywhere, and as The Tall Young Gentleman is indeed quite tall, we soon found ourselves with a bit of a puddle!

The hotel also included a nice swimming pool.

A very nice swimming pool, and a hot tub and sauna free of charge, which I completely forgot about, until a few hours before we had to leave…! And a paid-for spa and massage unit.

I certaintly won't be going to the sauna European style. Don't forget, I'm British!
I certainly won’t be going to the sauna European style. Don’t forget, I’m British!

I really regret not trying out the spa as it really looked nice.

But then again. Maybe not, as this was FKK – Free Body Culture – Nudist territory!

No!

Pleeeeeeeease!

A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.
A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.

Our hotel stay included a generous buffet breakfast of both Baltic and Nordic origin.

A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.
A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.

You could sit either indoor or outdoor. For dinner we ate outdoor, but for breakfast, we ate indoors.

A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.
A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.

For breakfast, we had delicious cold cuts, a variety of seafood, vegetables, sauces, caviar, pickles and cream, scrambled eggs on order, sausages and bacon.

A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.
A generous breakfast buffet of both Baltic and Nordic origin, at the Usedom Palace Hotel.

As well as a wide variety of cereal, fruit, bread, cake, pastries, tea, coffee, juices, and help-yourself glasses of champagne!

All this from €225.00 per night in the Gold/Silver Category room (high season) and €145.00 (low season) which for three (3) people wouldn’t be too bad at all!

The thing that really stood out for me was the evening restaurant service. They were quick, full of smiles, and impeccable.

The food was good too!

FANCIER SEASIDE FOOD:

Apart from all the rustic local food that we had above, we also had fancier food which we either had at our hotel, or at a nice restaurant nearby.

Take a look:

Grilled salmon served on a bed of lettuce, cocktail tomotoes, avacado, and a dribble of balsamic vinegar!
Grilled salmon served on a bed of lettuce, cocktail tomatoes, avocado, and a dribble of balsamic vinegar!

Grilled salmon with avocado. Interesting!

A traditional fresh fish lunch at the famous Fisch Domke restaurant in Ahlbeck! 51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!
A traditional fresh fish lunch at the famous Fisch Domke restaurant in Ahlbeck!
51 reasons to go to the seaside. In Germany!

A traditional fish lunch.

A plate of pasta and shrimps at the famous Fisch Domke restaurant in Ahlbeck!
A plate of pasta and shrimps at the famous Fisch Domke restaurant in Ahlbeck!

A delicious plate of pasta and shrimps!

Cream of tomato soup with mozarella, and basil ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Cream of tomato soup with mozzarella, and basil
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

A well-known summer starter of tomato soup.

Honey-melon with Parma ham, rucolla lettuce, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar - ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Honey-melon with Parma ham, rucola lettuce, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar –
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

A healthy fruity starter of melon and ham.

Magnificent grilled fish over saute vegetables, covered in tomato and a cheese sauce, sprinkled with edible flowers! ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Magnificent grilled fish over saute vegetables, covered in tomato and a cheese sauce, sprinkled with edible flowers!
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

Freshly-caught fish, grilled to perfection.

Breaded fish over marinated beetroot chunks in a sauce, served with roast potatoes sprinkled with edible flowers. ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Breaded fish over marinated beetroot chunks in a sauce, served with roast potatoes sprinkled with edible flowers.
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

More fish and with one of my favourite vegetables – beetroot!

Grilled steak with roast pototaoes, a cucumber covered with lemony creamy butter, served with herby sour cream! ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Grilled steak with roast potatoes, a cucumber covered with lemony creamy butter, served with herby sour cream!
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

A rather too well-done steak, but The Tall Young Gentleman wasn’t complaining lol!

Crème brûlée or burnt rich custard, served with sour red berries! ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Crème brûlée or burnt rich custard, served with sour red berries!
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

Look at that temptingly delicious crème brûlée. That’s all I’m saying…!

Panna cotta dribbled with raspberry sauce and black and white peppercorns! ©The Music Producer - Frank Böster
Panna cotta dribbled with raspberry sauce and black and white peppercorns!
©The Music Producer – Frank Böster

A most enticing Panna cotta.

All washed down with a chilled glass of white wine!
All washed down with a chilled glass of white wine!

All washed down with a chilled glasses glass of white wine!

Enough said!

The Music Producer and "The Tall Young Gentleman" about to cycle off in Usedom, Germany.
The Music Producer and “The Tall Young Gentleman” about to cycle off in Usedom, Germany.

As you can see, most of the fancier food items were taken by my husband – aka – The Music Producer – as my camera decided at that moment to run out of battery!

Thankfully, my husband stepped in and took the photographs himself!

Wow! I couldn’t have asked for better, so now you have it, no need to thank me.

You’re welcome!

A 5 MINUTE GUIDE TO GERMAN FOOD. ON THE BALTIC SEA BEACH!

A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!
A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!

Even though I was invited on this trip as a guest of Usedom Tourismus GmbH,  all opinions and the delightful time that we had devouring seaside nosh in Usedom, are my very own!

In the coming weeks, I’ll be writing about travels to Bremen, art and films in Berlin,  as well as a comprehensive post on how to use the train in Europe!

In a few weeks, I’ll be travelling to the TBEX ASIA travel conference in the Philippines, and revealing the extra Chinese-speaking country. It’s a new one!

In November, I’ll be travelling to Austria and starting a new job!

Save the Date!

October is going to be astonishing!

I’ll be there. Will you?

As usual, you can also follow me via daily tweets and pictures on Twitter & Facebook!

If you’re not in Berlin in October, you’re lost!

Watch this space!

A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!
A 5 minute guide to German food. On the Baltic Sea beach!

Have you ever eaten German food? Have you ever been to the Baltic Sea? Have your say!

See you in Berlin.

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Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty! © Visit Denmark
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
© Visit Denmark

I love being a British European!

And luckily for you, I’m not daunted or scared by the terrors of mad men!

As such, last week  began…

Drum rolls please….

VICTORIA’S SUMMER EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN!

Victoria’s Summer European Challenge has begun! Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
Victoria’s Summer European Challenge has begun!
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

Every weekend, through the summer holidays, I’m going to be visiting a European city.

Every weekend!

For six (6) weeks.

Last week, the first place that I went to was Copenhagen in Denmark!

Doesn't Denmark look as if you could eat it! ©NordicFoodFestival.
Doesn’t Denmark look as if you could eat it!
©NordicFoodFestival.

The sun was shining, the people were lovely, and even though I missed my coach-bus connection and spent double the amount of money that I hadn’t budgeted, I very much enjoyed visiting Copenhagen!

It has to be said that even though this blog is about culture, history, and travels around the world, I also enjoy writing about food. Here are food posts that I wrote in the past:

BELGIUM:

Belgian mussels flowing in lemon and wine!
Belgian mussels flowing in lemon and wine!

THE CZECH REPUBLIC:

Trdelník in the Czech Republic but also known as Kürtőskalács in Hungary!
Trdelník in the Czech Republic but also known as Kürtőskalács in Hungary!

ENGLAND:

Oysters and stout on a wooden table outside a pub, England UK - ©VisitBritain Daniel Bosworth
Oysters and stout on a wooden table outside a pub, England UK –
©VisitBritain Daniel Bosworth

ESTONIA:

Salted and marinated herring on creamy cheese at the Hermitage Restaurant.
Salted and marinated herring in Tallinn.

FRANCE:

Have you ever seen such a fantastic crème brûlée? So creamy, so delicious, so....!
Have you ever seen such a fantastic crème brûlée? So creamy, so delicious, so….!

FINLAND:

Hang onto your seat! Sushi in Helsinki, Finland.
Hang onto your seat!
Sushi in Helsinki, Finland.

GERMANY:

Berlin's most famous iconic meal - currywurst, chips & mayo!
Berlin’s most famous iconic meal – currywurst, chips & mayo!

 

HUNGARY:

Now this looks a lot like brain, but I'm thinking they're probably Hungarian sausages in a stew! Or are they?!!
Now this looks a lot like brain, but I’m thinking they’re probably Hungarian sausages in a stew!
Or are they?!!

LATVIA:

Pelmeni served with sour in Latvia.
Pelmeni served with sour in Latvia.

The magic drink of Latvia is basalm and I drank it!

LITHUANIA:

Lithuanian soup.
Lithuanian soup.

POLAND:

My fantastic pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, sprinkled with parsley.
My fantastic pierogi with a smattering of bacon pieces, sprinkled with parsley.

PORTUGAL:

Scrummy Pastel de Nata or Pastel de Belem, otherwise known as Portuguese Custard Tarts!
Scrummy Pastel de Nata or Pastel de Belem, otherwise known as Portuguese Custard Tarts!

SCOTLAND:

Wonderful British cheese, Scottish oatcake & English cider © Pascale Scerbo Sarro
Wonderful British cheese, Scottish oatcake & English cider
© Pascale Scerbo Sarro

SPAIN:

Spanish tapas galore!
Spanish tapas galore!

THAILAND:

Sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf - Bangkok, Thailand.
Sticky rice wrapped in banana leaf – Bangkok, Thailand.

Nom! Nom! Nom!

So without further ado, let’s talk about Danish food otherwise known as Nordic food!

Here we go!

WHAT IS DANISH FOOD, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS NORDIC FOOD!?

 

Nordic food is defined as food developed in the Nordic countries and Scandinavia. Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
Nordic food is defined as food developed in the Nordic countries and Scandinavia.
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

I’m from England and I live in Germany. Both countries are in Northern Europe.

Northern Europe consists of Iceland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the United Kingdom, the Faroe Islands, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Belarus, North-West Russia, and Greenland.

Nordic food is defined as food developed in the Nordic countries and Scandinavia.

Nordic countries are countries in the geographical and cultural region of Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.
Nordic countries are countries in the geographical and cultural region of Northern Europe and the North Atlantic.

Nordic countries are countries in the geographical and cultural region of Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, otherwise known as Norden or “The North!” These countries would be Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including their associated territories – Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands.

Scandinavia is defined as a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by ethno-cultural North Germanic heritage.  Such countries would be Denmark, Norway and Sweden!

In fact, I found that even though I couldn’t understand the Danish language, I could understand it when I read it, as it’s somewhat similar to German, as is the Dutch language. In Holland!

Nordic countries are similar in their way of life, history, language and social structure as well as weather!

New Nordic Cuisine! Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
New Nordic Cuisine!
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

In 2004, these countries have come together to promote what is known as New Nordic Cuisine.

New Nordic Cuisine is food that promotes local, natural and seasonal produce, using local ingredients, in combination with traditional food, prepared in new ways and preservation techniques such as drying, fermenting, smoking, salting, pickling and preserving meat, vegetables, fruits and fish, that have for centuries enabled people to survive the long, dark winters of the Nordic region!

The person who put Nordic food on the international map was René Redzepi – the founder and brain behind NOMA – the world’s best restaurant located in an 18th century waterfront building in Christianshavn, on the other side of the harbor!

Myself at NOMA - the number 1 best restaurant in the world!
Myself at NOMA – the number 1 best restaurant in the world!

It is No. 1 on the list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” unseating the El Bulli restaurant in Spain, causing a media frenzy, and initiating more than 100,000 reservation requests within just a few days!

I first got to know about NOMA whilst watching a food documentary – Noma – My Perfect Storm – as a press hack at this years’ Berlin International Film Festival, otherwise known as the Berlinale!

René Redzepi - the man who turned Danish food upside down!
René Redzepi – the man who turned Danish food upside down!

René is that man who turned Danish food upside down, and invented and popularized the idea of Nordic cuisine, taking what was originally just a pastry, bread and cod nation, into the path of international gastronomy and cuisine!

Getting a table at Noma is near impossible, but the best way to get a shot is to call and see if there are cancellations for lunch, as the same menu is served all day long.

Sadly, we only had an extremely limited amount of time in Copenhagen, and couldn’t afford to wait, but if you’ve got a few more days, go ahead and try your luck!

WHAT DO DANISH PEOPLE EAT?

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty! © Visit Denmark
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
© Visit Denmark

My! Danish food has changed!

When thinking of Danish food, one doesn’t think of a Northern Europe hearty warm meal filled with the coziness of mashed potatoes, cabbage, and a pie! washed down with a keg of frothy beer.

Oh dear me no!

Denmark used to be a barren remote wasteland & a place of isolation.
Denmark used to be a barren remote wasteland & a place of isolation.

One thinks of a barren remote wasteland. A place of isolation. A territory where nothing grows, except for such delights as seafood, bread and salted cod, accompanied by stolen wine drunk in skulls, and some sort of home-made vodka!

However, Danish food has been upgraded and revitalized.

Here we go!

TOP 9 REASONS WHY DANISH FOOD ISN’T JUST SMORREBROD, SEASONAL BERRIES & HERBS!

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

The Nordic Food Movement has introduced a rediscovery of ingredients, creative adaptation of raw materials, new approaches to traditional techniques, and a way to integrate food and natural flavour into todays’ healthy organic gourmet hipster lifestyle!

Here are nine (9) reasons why:

SEAFOOD such as:

Seafood such as cap-horn mussels!
Seafood such as cap-horn mussels!
  • raw razor clams with parsley jelly, buttermilk snow and horseradish
  • lobster
  • turbot roe and vinegar dust
  • mussels with buttermilk and green strawberries
  • lumpsucker roe
  • Danish Fjord Shrimp
  • cod
  • pike
  • herring

MEAT such as:

Meat such as venison!
Meat such as venison!
  • hand-sliced beef tartar served with crushed juniper and a tarragon emulsion
  • grouse breast with blueberry sauce
  • a venison sandwich with bacon, chestnut creme fraiche, and lingonberry jam
  • fried bacon with ramsons and grilled cucumber
  • curls of raw, bright-red semi-frozen veal
  • fried chicken liver with beetroot tartar
  • tartare of musk ox
  • roast leg of lamb
  • rabbit

SAVOURY DISHES such as:

Savoury dishes such as puffin eggs!
Savoury dishes such as puffin eggs!
  • puffin eggs
  • blodpølse or black pudding
  • finker or Danish haggis!
  • creamy pearl barley with St. George’s mushrooms, pickled onions and grated cheese
  • Lindström patties with pickled beets, capers, horseradish and chives, served with pan‑fried potatoes and mangetout
  • Potato and leek soup with lumpfish roe and sour cream
  • hokkaido soup with parsley oil and honey roasted pumpkin seeds
  • nettle soup
  • rye beer chips with chive skyr

FRUIT such as:

Fruit such as rhubarb compote & berries!
Fruit such as rhubarb compote & berries!
  • pears poached in mulled wine accompanied by a gateau riche
  • toasted hardanger apples
  • hawthorne berries
  • rosehip
  • cloudberries
  • green strawberries
  • rhubarb compote
  • blueberries
  • lingonberries

VEGETABLES such as:

Vegetables such as vintage carrot and camomile!
Vegetables such as vintage carrot and camomile!
  • white asparagus with poached egg yolk and woodruff sauce
  • purple borecole salad with baked celeriac and apple corns
  • hot kale salad with dates and capers
  • potato soup with nettles
  • brussel sprout salad and onion relish
  • vintage carrot and camomile
  • birch-smoked marrow
  • beetroot tartar
  • wild sorrel

HERBS & SPICES such as:

Herbs and spices such as chamomile!
Herbs and spices such as chamomile!
  • ramson shoots and buds
  • salsify flowers
  • parsley jelly
  • horseradish
  • chamomile
  • pine needle
  • dried algae powder
  • oyster plant
  • cicely

BREAD & PASTRIES such as:

Bread & pastries such as smørrebrød!
Bread & pastries such as smørrebrød!
  • smørrebrød or open-faced sandwich!
  • wienerbrød or Danish pastry!
  • øllebrød or rye bread
  • rugbrød or sour bread
  • ymerdrys or junket crumble of grated rye bread and brown sugar
  • cardamom buns
  • pariserbøf or minced beef patty, fried egg, onion, capers and pickled beetroot on rye bread!
  • stjerneskud or fish fillet with shrimps, caviar and tomato slices on white bread!
  • rugbrød med leverpostej or rye bread with liverpâté!

DESSERT such as:

Dessert such as rødgrød med fløde or red groats!
Dessert such as rødgrød med fløde or red groats!
  • blueberry mousse with lemon foam
  • kladdkaka or Swedish chocolate cake
  • cookies layered with veal speck and dried currant garnished with single fresh pine buds!
  • savory Æbleskiver or aebleskiver pancake puffs dusted with vinegar powder and served with pickled cucumber marmalade
  • rødgrød med fløde or red groats
  • rhubarb merengue
  • Skyr panna cotta with berries and liquorice
  • Flødeboller or teacake
  • skumbananer or banana flavoured marshmallow covered in chocolate!

DRINKS such as:

Drinks such as Danish organic craft beer! ©Mette Johnsen
Drinks such as Danish organic craft beer!
©Mette Johnsen
  • buttermilk snow
  • hvidtøl or white beer
  • home-grown sea hawthorn beer
  • Carlsberg Danish beer
  • Tuborg Danish beer
  • Amager Bryghus brewing independent Danish craft beers and ales
  • wine
  • aquavit
  • whisky
Danish lakrids or Danish Liquorice!
Danish lakrids or Danish Liquorice!

And let’s not forget of course:

Danish lakrids or Danish Liquorice!

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

This article is not sponsored, and all opinions about charming tasty Danish Nordic food on a smørrebrød, or any other brød, are my very own!

Throughout the summer month of August, all the museums in Berlin will be open each and every day! This will conclude with the bi-annual Die Lange Nacht der Museen otherwise known as the Long Night of Museums taking place on 27.8.16 from 6p.m. in the evening ’till 2a.m in the morning!

I’ll be attending an Exclusive Food Tour with Fork & Walk on Wednesday, August 10th organised by the Berlin Chapter of Travel Massive.

Mexico Week at KaDeWe will take place from 15.08.16 – 03.09.16, to introduce Mexico’s culinary diversity. Mexican food producers will present authentic foods, beverages and ingredients, many of them available in Germany, for the very first time!

I’ll be attending a media walkthrough on 18.08.16. Holaaaaa!

The Pop Kultur Festival is a new festival based in hipster Neukölln, over three (3) exciting days of new international and German bands, live concerts, performances, talks and reading, taking place from 31.08.16 – 02.09.16.

Berlin Art Week will take place from 13.09.16 – 18.09.16 so if you like contemporary art, this is the place for it!

Save the Date!

August is going to be mouth-watering!

I’ll be there. Will you?

As usual, you can also follow me via daily tweets and pictures on Twitter & Facebook!

If you’re not in Berlin in August, what are you waiting for?!

Watch this space!

Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn't just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!
Top 9 reasons why Danish food isn’t just smørrebrød, seasonal berries & herbs, but can be awfully tasty!

Have you ever had a smørrebrød? Would you try Danish or Nordic food? Have your say!

See you in Berlin.

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