Category Archives: Denmark

Food Speaks in Many Tongues – Edible Idioms in 17 Languages

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic Continue reading

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Feed Your Inner Scandinavian at Nordic House

Berkeley’s Nordic House offers Danes, Swedes and Norwegians many tastes of home. Holiday foods hold a special place in Scandinavian hearts and Nordic House carries glogg, aeblskiver and rice pudding mixes plus Swedish brined hams, Norwegian pork ribs and Danish pork with crispy skin. Continue reading

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“America is Food Heaven” – A Danish Immigrant’s story

Story of a Danish immigrant who falls in love with America’s bounty of ethnic restaurants, free coffee refills and hot fudge sundaes, but eventually misses a few tastes from home. Continue reading

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Get Lucky this New Year’s with Food from Many Cultures

A whirlwind tour of lucky New Year’s foods from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, and Greece. Continue reading

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A Toast to Gløgg – A Danish Holiday Treat

Warm, spiced mulled wine — known as gløgg in Danish and glögg in Swedish is a traditional December drink. Often served with aeblskiver. Continue reading

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