Scandinavia and the World

Tall food is good food

Tall food is good food

Ah yes. Smørrebrød. Apparently the most famous part of the Danish kitchen.

For those who don’t know what that is, American’s usually translate it to “open sandwich” even though the direct translation would be “buttered bread”. Basically you take a thin slice of bread (can be white or dark, though smørrebrød with white bread is seen as children’s food) and put thin slices of...whatever you want really on top of it. It is then eaten with knife and fork, because the whole thing can get so tall that it would fall apart if you tried to lift it off the plate. Often the topping completely hides the bread underneath.
This is what it looks like

We eat it all the freaking time. At home, work and even parties.
A popular version in my family is dark bread with curry-herring (which as the name suggest, is herring dipped in curry) with shrimps on top, and on top of that slices of egg, finally sprinkled with raw onion, chive, salt and pepper. It may sound awful, but don’t diss it till you’ve tried it. :XD:

But the American would no doubt win the eating contest anyway. I once went to a restaurant that served noting but American food, and my friend and I quickly agreed that we would have to share a meal that was supposed to be for one person. My god you people can eat a lot of food. :XD:

6th September 2009

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20 hours ago #9349961        

In Germany, we have "Butterbrot", which is basically the same: Bread with butter and something on top of it, without adding another slice of bread on top :)

18 days ago #9343447        

Yep, that's why we are the most obese country (excluding Scotland), also the cartoon version makes me think of a smorgasbord, (a whole lot).


37 F
1 month ago #9334073        

Smørrebrød looks delicious.

1 month ago #9332744        

I really don't like the amount of food given at restaurants here in America. I always end up with a ton of leftovers, which is good depending on what I have, but sort of annoying.
It also annoys me when my friends complain about restaurants with "small portion sizes." In reality, these restaurants are simply serving a correct portion of food, instead of following the american tradition of giving everyone enough for two.



15 M
2 months ago #9329360        

we americans are very good at eating lol. good luck denmark


21 M
2 months ago #9327770        

NO! HOW DARE YOU OUTDO AMERICA, DENMARK?! Denmark is clearly a threat to our national heritage as big eaters, someone invade them!


15 F
2 months ago #9326410        

now i know why i'm always hungry when i read these


14 F
2 months ago #9322391        

Our meals are pretty big, but that's just because we love leftovers XD At least my family does.

3 months ago #9308796        

mmm .... dansk smørrebrød ... delicious

4 months ago #9299270        

Well... we often share the "one person" meals ourselves. We actually don't have that big appetites when left on our own, it's just that the big food companies know they can trust us to eat whatever is put in front of us... because food needs to be eaten, gosh darnit!

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