S: Dining with the Danes Mrs. Gabel
FC: Dining with the Danes
1: Dining with the Danes By: Kena Gabel | A guide to Danish food and dining etiquette.
2: The Danish value their time. It is extremely rude to be late. When you are greeted shake hands with everyone present, starting with the women, then the men, and then children.
3: To the left is a star danish. It is an appetizer that is most commonly topped with caviar and salmon.
4: Guests are expected to finish everything on their plates. If offered second helpings, it is fine to decline. | Dinner is a long and slow process lasting up to 4 to 5 hours. There is plenty of conversations and guests stay for at least 1 hour after dinner.
5: Above: A danish fruit stand. Most Danes buy their fruit one day at a time.
6: Most often dinner is a black tie affair. If it is a casual event nice jeans are acceptable to wear. | Dining with the Danes is a formal event. NEVER dress like a slob!
7: Hot dog stands are not your average food truck. Gourmet dogs and sausage carts are everywhere in Denmark.
8: Assorted Danish | Danish Liquorice | Smorrebrod | Rodgrod med flode | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
9: Birthday Cake | 1. Assorted pastries. 2. Red pudding with cream and fresh berries. 3. Open faced sandwiches. 4. Salted liquorice.
10: Remember, manners matter! Rest your wrists on the table, try everything on your plate, and present yourself nicely.
11: Mange Tak! Thank you very much!
12: Resources: http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/denmark-country-profile.html http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_dk.htm http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/eat-and-drink/top-10-danish-food http://denmark.dk/