July 20th, 2013
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
We argued for a few minutes about the word Smörgåsbord, a Swedish word actually, but my Danish friend did finally admit that in Denmark they do have the same tradition, “but we serve different dishes and the word is still Swedish,” a Public Relations Coordinator for the Denmark National Tourist Office in New York insisted. The meaning however, is the same in all the Scandinavian countries: Simply...
September 15th, 2010
Written by Sticky Wicket in "Sticky Wicket" Questions with 0 Comments
A Danish pastry
Dear Sticky Wicket,Why do we refer to most pastries collectively as Danishes? Did pastries, or a recognizable type of pastry, originate with the Danes?~ Cindy FerrainoWalk into any morning business meet and greet, or a comfy lounge area in a hotel, or conference center, and you will find a delightful and enticing display of portable treats to keep you moving and grooving until lunchtime. We refer...
August 25th, 2010
Written by Laura Monroe in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
Self-portrait of Anna Ancher
Danish artist Anna Kirstine Brøndum-Ancher was born in Skagen in 1859, the daughter of a grocer/hotel owner. Skagen was a Danish fishing community located on the northernmost tip of Jutland. It was also the site of a well-regarded artist colony, where Danish marine painters had received their inspiration throughout the nineteenth century. Thus, the many local artists in the area influenced Anna...
August 18th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
While the Danish have been immigrating to the United States for many years, it was between 1880 and 1920 that as many as 450,000 Danes immigrated to America. In fact, it is said that as many as one in 10 Danes left Denmark, for the most part because of bad economic conditions. When arriving in the United States, they initially settled in the Midwest, particularly in the forests of Wisconsin and...
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