Denmark 🇩🇰

Our Danish meal consisted of Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød, Danish Meatballs (Frikadeller), Danish Caramelized Potatoes (Brunede Kartofler) and Danish Apple cake (Æblekage). The Smørrebrød was smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, dill and lemon on cocktail rye bread. Delicious little appetizers! The Danish meatballs were made with ground beef and pork, rye bread, heavy cream and garlic. They were moist and the rye bread gave them a nice flavor. Caramelized potatoes were simply potatoes browned in sugar. Easy and very good. And finally, the Danish Apple Cake was a basic cake recipe but with diced apples and cinnamon added. Thinly sliced apples, brown sugar and walnuts for the topping. Yummy and great for breakfast!

The Forgotten Giants are large wooden sculptures created by Thomas Dambo that are located in the forests and meadows of Copenhagen, Denmark. They are so cool! Dambo lives and works in Copenhagen. Here is a short video about the Forgotten Giants -> The Forgotten Giants. There are Dambo sculptures in the US too! This map shows their location, picture and their story -> Trollmap — By Thomas Dambo. We plan to go see some of them.

Denmark’s official page (https://denmark.dk/) states, “Once we were brutal Vikings. Now we are one of the world’s most peaceful societies. Welcome to Denmark.” Denmark has 1,419 islands! 443 are named and only 74 inhabited. The Kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Faroe islands look amazingly beautiful. Denmark and the Faro Islands are both on my wish list now. Greenland is too cold.

A couple other interesting facts: Legos were invented in Denmark. On the Danish island of Læsø, there are houses with eel grass roofs. Eelgrass doesn’t burn because there’s so much salt in the straw, becomes fully waterproof after about a year, provides insulation, absorbs CO2, doesn’t require heat to produce, is carbon neutral when harvested and used locally and can last hundreds of years.

Noma restaurant in Copenhagen has been rated the best restaurant in the world. They offer 20-course meals and creative dishes that include interesting ingredients like live ants and moss.

Next country is Djibouti, Africa.

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