7/13/2016 – World Wednesday – Danish


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

So, summer school got the best of me for the last couple of days, but I’m back for the rest of the week. See, my class is from 10:05-12:05 each day, and while I don’t write the new installments during that time, it is helpful for me to be on the computer at that time. But anyway…

Today’s installment on the 23rd stop on the World Wednesday Bus Tour takes us to Denmark! Unfortunately, only one question is about the pastry.


1. The country of Denmark actually voted for a national dish in 2014, and wound up choosing stegt flæsk. As you can tell by the name, stegt flæsk is a dish of fried pork belly served with potatoes and a sauce made from herb? This herb is also the main ingredient in Italian salsa verde.

Question 1

2. Translating as “butter and bread”, name the open-faced sandwiches ubiquitously seen in Denmark made with rye bread, and topped with eggs, fish, pickled veggies, or pork.

Question 2

3. Name the Danish cheese seen here. The cheese is named after a town that also lends its name to a pair of treaties signed by Napoleon.

Question 3

4. Chef Rene Redzepi is the owner and operator of what Copenhagen restaurant, which was listed by Restaurant magazine as the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014?

Question 4

5. What logo of what major Danish beer company, whose bottles have a cap that you can wear like a ring(?), is seen here?

Question 5

6. With a name derived from a non-Danish capital city, what category of baked goods made with yeast-leavened dough (similar to a pastry) features the member of the Danish?

Tomorrow: Break me off a piece of that candy bar.


1. Parsley
2. Smørrebrød
3. Tilsit
4. Noma [Feel free to try for a reservation at their website (here), and check out the chef at his picture-heavy Twitter (here)]
5. Tuborg
6. Viennoiseries

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