Eat Smart in Denmark
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market
Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
Winner, Best Culinary Travel Book in USA Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Gourmand International
Finalist, Travel, Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards
A food lover’s guide to Denmark
Danish cuisine has been in the gastronomic spotlight since Noma was voted the
best restaurant in the world four times, starting in 2010. Noma is part of the New
Nordic Cuisine movement, making use of fresh local ingredients to create variations
on traditional food and drink.
The average visitor to Denmark is not likely to eat at Noma—reservations are
almost impossible to get and prices are high even by Danish standards—but there
are countless opportunities throughout the country to enjoy traditional and New
Nordic Danish dishes ranging from the world-renowned wienerbrød pastry to
rye bread topped with pickled herring. This indispensable guide will educate you
about the time-honored foods that form the cornerstone of New Nordic Cuisine,
as well as the correct way to eat smørrebrød, how to order a hot dog from
a pølsevogn, and what Danish words you need to shop for fresh grøntsager in an
For a small country, Denmark is surprisingly rich in culinary traditions, many
of which date back to Viking times and earlier. Join us for an entertaining, informative
trip through the country, from Sjælland to Jylland, sampling the full range
of Danish national specialties.
Eat Smart in Denmark connects menus and markets to geography, history, and
regional pride. The easy-to-use guide includes these practical and fun features:
- “Tastes of Denmark” provides dozens of delicious recipes from chefs and
other food experts to allow travelers and food lovers to re-create Danish
specialties at home
- “Danish/English Menu Guide” demystifies food selection, equipping
restaurant diners to order with confidence
- “Danish/English Food and Flavors Guide” provides a comprehensive
list of foods, spices, kitchen terms, and more to assist in shopping and
cooking in Denmark
- “Culinary History of Denmark” delves into the origins of ingredients
and Danish dishes from pre-history to the present
- “Regional Danish Foods” explores local culture, specialty dishes, and
- “Helpful Phrases” provides phonetic translations of phrases essential to
the “foodie” traveler.
“This delightfully unusual but exceptionally readable book focuses on Denmark’s traditional and contemporary cuisines, with an emphasis on visiting the outdoor and indoor produce markets, sampling various street foods, and understanding the dishes . . . one might encounter. . . . The section on the historical underpinnings of Denmark’s foodstuffs is fascinating.”“Enhanced with a section of color photography, a bibliography, and an index, Eat Smart in Denmark: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure is thoroughly as informed and informative as it is user friendly. A pleasure to simply browse through for the armchair traveler, Eat Smart in Denmark: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure is absolutely indispensable for anyone traveling to Denmark for business or pleasure. It is an exceptional and extraordinary guide to enjoying the culinary culture of the country and is highly recommended for both personal and community library Travel Guide collections.”
—Library Journal, starred review
—Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review
“Eat Smart in Denmark is the best English-language book on Danish cooking I have ever seen. It is detailed and contains lots and lots of useful tips. I warmly recommend this as an authentic and trustworthy guide to ‘eating smart in Denmark.’”
—Ole Troelsø, food and wine editor for the Danish newspaper Børsen
“This is a book that every tourist should get when they arrive in Denmark, because it will make their enjoyment of Danish food so much better.”
—Consul General Jarl Frijs-Madsen, New York
“A romp through the Danish diet.”
Of related interest are the other titles in the Eat Smart culinary travel guide series.
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