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Europe’s New Gastronomy Hotspots, Denmark

Europe’s New Gastronomy Hotspots, Denmark



 In Denmark, Consideration of yourself as a big foodie then you’ll love Denmark and settle in here for the love of food. Not only does it have the world’s best restaurant of 2010, 2011 and 2012, NOMA considered as the world’s best restaurant and Super chef Rene Redzepi runs the exceptional Nordic kitchen at NOMA in Copenhagen.

Traditional Danish food has enjoyed a recent revival over several years. The country celebrates hot dog stands by ordering a Smorrebrod for lunch which is the famous open faced sandwiches with plenty of delicious toppings added on to it. The unique taste of art and craft combined together in here is a sight to be followed and there is a religious experience of food and artists working side by side to each other even though those two individual professions don’t link to each other in any way. At every event the local artisans and artists work together. With a vast array of world cuisine available too it would do full justice to a foodie person’s appetite.

 smorrebrodGastronomy is the study of food and its culture, with a particular focus on gourmet cuisine in which Denmark is especially famous for in today’s era. A tasty culinary movement in Denmark includes that over the last few years and the best chefs in Denmark have developed a whole new Nordic food movement as well. It is based on seasonal production of food, traditional preparation and local knowledge added on to it. Its New Nordic Cuisine is highly popular and it’s not to be missed at all. It’s the best in Denmark cuisine. It’s not all fine dining in Denmark always but many Danes like nothing better than a hot dog from an outdoor stand on the way home from work and refresh themselves. It’s also Scandinavia’s gourmet capital with 13 Michelin starred restaurants in here. It’s not all about fine dining though and if there is a mood for a good hearty meal, Danish pubs, and inns and cheap-eat restaurants then this place can turn out to be great selection of choice with great options.

at nomaDenmark is famous for its various Danish eatery and cuisines which are unique in their own style yet it is still traditional and attached to the old roots. The specialty ingredients in Denmark includes its potatoes, pork, fish, rye bread as well as beer and shallots with the basic gravy being added on to all. There is a subdued utilization of vegetables and fruits on a major quality in the food items especially in the local and organic items and seem to be healthy and more popular with the previous generations which is very much evident. The most popular options in vegetables and fruits includes carrots, apples, pears, bananas, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers etc. and they are being consumed in abundance.

 traditional pancakesDenmark even hosts several food festivals, such as Copenhagen Cooking and was named Country of the Year at the world’s largest organic food fair in 2011. The concept concentrates on high quality and locally grown food which enhances the taste buds of visitors in several ways. Denmark has some of its own specialties as well which is the Nordic cuisine and the concept of New Nordic Cuisine was introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2005 to increase the consumption of traditional Nordic food products and making it familiar.

 thThere are many bakeries and cafes which would turn out to be a little cheap and in budget for the visitors. Denmark’s cost of food is considered to be expensive and the country is one of the most expensive countries in Europe to buy food and drinks. Eating out also has a reputation of being expensive, but in budget options are available in here. The capital city Copenhagen, provides a wide choice of restaurants and is the most expensive part of Denmark. Back in the old days Denmark was primarily a nation of farmers and fishermen and the Danish food traditions still reflect a culture of hard working people with a need for food with high levels of energy and nutrition. Typically for Danish people there are 3 main meals on a day: • Breakfast• Lunch• Dinner. The influence from the US side especially has changed the habits over the years, since fast food has become more and more dominant in everyday lives.

TRADITIONAL DANISH DINNERS: Danish food that you might encounter when you visit a traditional Danish houses at dinner time.

FrikadellerFrikadeller is Fried meat balls from ground pork or calf, served with boiled potatoes, sauce and vegetables or with potato salad, tomato slices and lettuce.

hakkebofHakkebof is Fried hamburger served with potatoes and onions.

Stegt flask Stegt flask is a Thick cut slices of bacon, fried and served with potatoes and parsley sauce.

flasksdteg  Flaskesteg is Pork roast with crispy skin.

KodbollerKodboller is Pork meat balls, boiled and served with rice and curry sauce.

Ge pandekage  Ge pandekage is a thick omelet, served with fried bacon, tomatoes and rye bread.

These recipes are very traditional dinners and the kind of food the average family will have for dinner on week days.

koldt_bord2The cold table is a type of Danish food arrangement which is usually served at lunch period. The cold table is a buffet arrangement prepared away from the dining table.Danish food has its own uniqueness and will stand out on its own. A visit to Denmark will end up giving you some extra pounds of happiness and make you feel proud of being a foodie.


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