For an authentic culinary experience in Denmark, head to the fairytale city of Odense on February 2nd, to indulge yourself in plenty of traditional Danish smørrebrød (literally, ‘buttered bread’).
The famous open-style sandwiches consist of dark rye bread with a mouth-watering selection of popular pålæg (toppings), that can be anything from thinly sliced meat to Danish-style liver pâté, smoked salmon, prawns and eggs, or even a combination of all of them.
The one-day festival dedicated these addictive nibbles is run by specialist sandwich-maker Vort Daglige Brød (Our Daily Bread), and based in the atmospheric street food market Storms Pakhus, in an old warehouse in the city’s harbour area. Here a feast of smørrebrød will be served between 11.30am and 1pm, and all participants will have eight different pieces included in the price, plus a soft drink or a beer from the local brewery.
If you want to go full in on this Danish tradition, wash it all down with a strong shot of snaps (akvavit), a classic addition to this cornucopia of flavours.