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The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is considered the geographical crossroads between Europe and the far north. Flat and fertile, with one large peninsula and 450 islands surrounding Copenhagen, Denmark is an enchanting mix of pastoral farmland and bustling towns. Danes love to eat, and eating well is an essential ingredient in Danish culture. As a nation of farmers, seafarers, and merchants, Danish tables are traditionally laden with various pork products, cheeses, delectable butter, salamis, potatoes (introduced from France in 1720), pickled herring, smoked eel, assorted rye and wholegrain breads, simple berry desserts, cakes, and puddings. Despite their proximity to the sea, Danes are infatuated with meat, particularly pork and bacon. Beer and snapps are also imperative. In fact, Denmark is the largest beer-drinking nation after Germany. Buttery, flaky Danish pastries and smorrebrod or open-faced sandwiches are among Denmark’s gifts to gastronomy.

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Home Town: Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Amager, Hovedstaden, Denmark
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Hello! I'm a university student from Canada, currently on exchange in Copenhagen (Denmark) for one year. I've been baking since 14 or 15, but since I've moved out from home I have started to learn more and more about cooking.

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Home Town: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
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Home Town: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Living In: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
About me: I am an Anglo-Dane who married an American in Oxford. I have now lived in Saint Louis, MO, over 40 years.

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Easy to make, smells great, tastes even better. Cut the parsnips into the size of the halved...

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