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Dansk Lagkage - Cwn Annwn
Pearls before Swine
Dansk Lagkage
This is Danish Lagkage. This is the tradtional (and normal) birthday cake in Denmark. There is fruit inside (usually tangerines, strawberrys), some sort of jam jelly type stuff, and the cake itself is similar to poundcake. Its good stuff. Danes think I'm nuts because I like to take pics of food but the differences in food still fascinate me.

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cwn_annwn_ From: cwn_annwn_ Date: May 11th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh thats damn good too.
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cwn_annwn_ From: cwn_annwn_ Date: May 11th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
He's the Somalian "pirate" that they captured a few weeks back when they took him off the plane in New York. I thought the picture was hilarious because he's grinning like the cat that ate the canary to all the cameras like he thinks he's a rock star now or some shit. He's probably never had it so good in his life.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 11th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Verrry interesting. My tastes being of the Confederate variety (Southerner), I'm not so sure. . . . but it does remind me of my unfortunately Yankee side of the family from Minnesota. . . . all Scandanavians. . . . This thing looks like something they would not just like, but something they make.

The cultural differences are fun and being a bit of a cook (the kind of good cook friends compliment but hardly the professional variety) is fascinating to me as well. I often think of why certain peoples like a food and like to think of the reasons, be they the availability of certain ingredients all the way down to the weather and geological conditions of their area. Like that cake above looks something like a winter wonderland that many people in a cold climate would like the look of. The ingredients? Well, I imagine the peoples from loooong ago did a lot of jams and jellies to preserve because the grow seasons were short.

Another example: Southerners tend to love fried chicken and sweet tea. Why? Frying chicken as opposed to baking it heated up an already hot Southern kitchen for less time and sweet tea was tea that is cold instead of what the limies would have as hot. It's a climate thing, in other words.

And we had a whole helluva lot of chicken and sugarcane (the cane via well established trade routes in the Caribbean which was established because of the slave trade) rambling around these parts. . . . still do on the chicken front.

Thanks for sharing. Very interesing.

cwn_annwn_ From: cwn_annwn_ Date: May 11th, 2009 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thats interesting, and now that you mention it the reasons why seem obvious about why they fry so much in the south. I was raised on a typical southern diet. I think I've fried chicken about twice in the 4 years I've been here. They all liked it. I've made bbq sauce and put it on chicken thighs several times and they liked that so much that my wife makes it herself without me having to ask. We also made bbq lamb ribs a few times which totally kicked ass. They think Im a freak for drinking iced tea though. I drink massive amounts most days, although I never put sugar in it. I miss collard greens and kale. They have some somehwat similar greens over here but they are very seasonal and can be hard to find.

Here is my biggest Danish food post to date. You may find it interesting.

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