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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 http://www.sst.dk/publ/publ1999/spisbedre/SUSBOP/Dokument/smorrebr.gif

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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1 day ago #9401112        
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But yeah, us Americans do eat a lot. It's one of the rare ways that I can think of where I fit in better with my country of origin than Europe (where I only lived briefly, but felt more at home overall).



1 day ago #9401111        
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FYI, in addition to Norwegian and Danish, the word for sandwich in Russian also literally translates to butter bread. I wonder if that's due to geographic proximity, since linguistically they aren't particularly closely related...



FTKnight

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9 days ago #9398404        
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still not the strangest sandwich/meal i've heard of.



20 days ago #9394595        
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Usually if I go to a restaurant in the USA the meals are usually enough for at least two... then we just bring leftovers home for the next day :D



2 months ago #9378009        
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>With white bread is seen as children's food.
Please, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets is seen as children's food, an d when my mom told me that she couldn't find anymore of the normal shaped ones, and that she instead bought me dinosaur-shaped ones, my 23-year-old sister flipped out and went out to get them. (We have a huge industrial-sized freezer in our garage. Not a freezer-ROOM, mind you, but it's about as big as a refrigerator.)

Mom meant dinosaur-track-shaped, and it wasn't even that anyways, so Megs was SERIOUSLY disappointed.



3 months ago #9365779        
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@Niobesnuppa thought you Norwegians only eat fish .. XD



3 months ago #9365667        
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We eat bread with several layers of toppings here in Norway too, though. Pretty sure the same goes for most of northern Europe, it's not exactly unique to Denmark.



vexmor

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4 months ago #9356808        
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Eating a giant burger topped with pizza and tacos is great!



4 months ago #9355444        
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Uh, that's probably not how you eat crab...



4 months ago #9352535        
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if there was an eatting competition I'd win no matter who I'm against, there's a reason my friends refer to me as "the troll" as I've been accused of never being seen without food.

I once spent a week with friends on holidays, not only did I eat my food, I ate all their scraps (there was 5 of them all together) and still managed to loose over 14lb of weight by the end of the week all because I wasn't eating nonstop. best part... I'm half the size of most of the people I know lol



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