The Danes love smørrebrød
Young Danish chefs have breathed new life into the famous open sandwich, Smørrebrød, which dates back to the 19th century. Now Danes are hungrier than ever for their traditional lunch.
The Danes love rye bread. Many visitors to Denmark find this fascination odd, but when they see how the Danes pile the best food from local sources on top of the bread, they understand the appeal of smørrebrød. Smørrebrød is in this way a good and delicious way of experiencing Danish food culture and the popular Nordic cuisine.
Back in fashion
These heaped rye bread treats were popular with everyone from farmers and factory workers to the lavish urban elite, one hundred years ago. Until recently, Smørrebrød had fallen slightly out of fashion, but new trends in Denmark to focus on traditional dishes and ingredients have brought the handy lunch item back on the menu.