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Danish Cuisine — Karrysalat: Curried Macaroni Salad

The Danish Christmas luncheon is a treasured tradition in Denmark.  Families and friends come together for a midday gathering full of food and, perhaps most importantly, lots of beer and schnapps.  The Danish open-faced sandwiches smørrebrød dominate the table, where diners top their slices of Danish rye with whatever meats, fish, vegetables, or cheeses strike their fancy.  There are a handful of toppings that are simply expected to be served (like pumpkin pie would be at an American Thanksgiving celebration).  Karrysalat (recipe follows) is one of those, considered “a ‘must’ at any self-respecting Danish Christmas luncheon table” according to Danish food blogger Gitte of My Danish Kitchen.

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Danish Cuisine — Danish Creamed Cabbage

Many of the sources we found when we made our frikadeller served the little meatballs atop a glorious mound of creamed cabbage (recipe follows), so we thought we should too.  As mentioned before, you’re taking a day off from the diet when you dive into the world of Danish cuisine, and creamed cabbage is no exception.  Any gains made with the wonderfully healthy green cabbage are easily offset by an ample helping of bacon, butter, and sour cream, but the result is pretty amazing.

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