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Denmark's Official National Food: Crispy Pork with Parsley Sauce

All-time favourite Danish food

Stegt flæsk med persillesovs, or crispy pork with parsley sauce, is Denmark's official national food. It's a very old dish that has won the hearts, and tummies, of Danes for centuries! In the past, the pork was fried, hence the old name 'fried pork' (stegt flæsk) which the dish retains today. It's now much more common to cook the pork in the oven. The meat used is pork belly, cut into thin slices, and served with potatoes.

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Bib Gourmand restaurants in Denmark

As well as many fine Michelin Star restaurants, Denmark has a growing list of Bib Gourmand restaurants. The Bib Gourmand is an international award given each year to exceptional restaurants with reasonable prices. They aren't Denmark's cheapest restaurants, but they are a great option if you want to try fine dining in Denmark without breaking the bank and will help towards your goal of eating on a budget whilst away.

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Cheap holidays in Denmark

Think Denmark is expensive? It doesn't have to be! Denmark is actually an easy cheap holiday destination, perfect for budget travel. It's small and quick to get around by bike or public transport. Many of its most famous attractions and landmarks are free to see. There are free events and Denmark's beaches and national parks are free to enjoy all year round. And don't worry about expensive restaurants and places to stay! There are many cheap hotels, cheap restaurants and ways to spend less on food in Denmark.

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Michelin-star restaurants

Denmark is not only Scandinavia's gourmet food capital, with 17 Michelin stars at 15 star-studded restaurants. In recent years, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots. And with the news that Michelin will be publishing a special Nordic Restaurant guide in 2015, we can expect many more Danish restaurants to receive long-overdue stars next year! Congratulations to the following restaurants, which have been given one or two Michelin stars in the 2014 edition of the Michelin Guide. The list includes three newcomers, compared to the 2013 list!

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Michelin-starred restaurants

Unbeatable food in Denmark

Denmark is Scandinavia's gourmet food capital, with 14 Michelin stars and noma, the world's best restaurant in 2010, 2011 and 2012! Restaurant Geranium is another Danish restaurant that features often in world's best lists, winning a place on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013.

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Michelin-starred restaurants

Denmark is Scandinavia's gourmet food powerhouse with a total of 26 Michelin stars and 22 star-studded restaurants to choose from! For the past decade, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots, but Denmark's second city Aarhus has earned accolades as well.

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Taste Denmark

More than cabbage sausage and rib broths

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New Nordic Cuisine

Back to Denmark's roots

New Nordic Cuisine is quite literally about going back to the roots of Danish cooking. It’s about getting out into the Danish landscape to forage for the best and most unusual ingredients. It’s about experimenting and presenting exciting new ways of combining traditional ingredients. And of course, it’s all about giving you the best taste and dining experience possible.




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