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A look at Danish Easter traditions

A look at Danish Easter traditions

Who else loves Easter? I know I do, and it’s only partially because of the long, five-day weekend ahead of us! In Denmark, Easter is a family holiday, and like many others, it’s centered around hygge, food, and funny traditions. I thought I’d take a […]

What is ”hygge”, and why is everyone talking about it?

What is ”hygge”, and why is everyone talking about it?

You can’t escape it. Everywhere you go these days, you’ll be confronted with it. Some people praise it to the high heavens, others are more skeptical. Nobody is sure how to pronounce it (“hooga”? “HOO-gah”? “hoo-guh”? “hue-gah”? [ˈhygə]?), and everyone agrees that it can’t be […]

Easter in Rørvig

Easter in Rørvig

God påske! I hope everyone is enjoying the long Easter weekend so far! On Thursday, my boyfriend and I took the trip up north for the classic family Easter lunch, which is usually held at the family’s summer houses in Rørvig. We were lucky enough […]

Make your own Danish snaps with Aalborg Basis

Make your own Danish snaps with Aalborg Basis

It’s almost Easter, and in Denmark, that means a big Easter lunch – “påskefrokost” – with all the Danish classics, such as herring, fish fillets, meat balls, and of course snaps! I have to say, I’m not the biggest fan of snaps, but I can […]

Danish cooking: Sweet potato “biksemad”

Danish cooking: Sweet potato “biksemad”

As you know, I like to post the occasional recipe here on The Copenhagen Tales, and I also like to try my hand at classic, traditional Danish recipes. I’ve given you my version of spiced-up frikadeller, and boozed up another staple of Danish cuisine, rabarbergrød, […]

Danish julefrokost at Restaurant Kronborg

Danish julefrokost at Restaurant Kronborg

Christmas Tivoli is open, and that means Christmas season has officially started in Denmark! One thing I definitely recommend to do during advent in Denmark is to have a traditional Danish “julefrokost” – which translates to Christmas lunch, but can just as well be had […]



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