Simple, yet bold – the culinary mantra that describes Denmark to a tee. After all, why overcomplicate things when a simple combination of flavours can leave your mouth watering? Take the smørrebrød, for instance. A rustic rye open sandwich that serves as the perfect starting point for incredible ingredients left to speak for themselves. Often topped with mounds of pickled herring or smoked salmon, the reality is, you can pair it with just about anything you want. It’s time to get acquainted with the food lover’s ultimate canvas for creation.
Porridge needn’t be bland. Battered by the harsh Nordic winds, the Danes know better than to see the hearty breakfast dish as just winter fuel. Experiment with rye instead of oats. Put the sprinkle of sugar to one side and top with a dollop of tangy rhubarb. Denmark might champion simplicity but that certainly doesn’t go hand in hand with predictability. Common classics are all well and good, but it’s the unique twists that make them extraordinary.