Photos of some ordinary Danish dishes:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with almonds, raisins and milk. Lunch: ryebread with liver pate and beetroot , and for dinner a tart with salmon and mixed vegetables.
My contribution to Scott Thomas assignment 11 “Food”.

29 comments so far

  1. Carsten on

    This looks very good and familiar. I could eat a slice of the salmon tart with some of the rucula salad.

    • Giiid on

      In this particular case, I can tell you that it actualy was very good. I am still learning and trying to find the secrets of how to make a tart crisp.

  2. Gerry on

    All of it looks so delicious–proof that the simplest foods are often the most beautiful. (Not that a tart is simple. I despair of making a good crust. If you ever learn the secret, please share it.)

    • Giiid on

      At the viking museum in the city Ribe, the cafe offer a viking-menu. A very simple meal and yet very delicious. Of course I took a photo, when I tried it…I don´t know how to post it in this comment, I will put it in a new post then. Don´t expect any tart advice from me, unless you are looking for surprisingly tarts.

  3. thedailyclick on

    It all looks really good!

    • Giiid on

      Thank you Michaela. I think we often make the same kind of food, which of course not is surprising thinking of your German childhood. 🙂

  4. milkayphoto on

    Looks delicious, Birgitte! I’d eat at your house anytime! 🙂

    • Giiid on

      I´ll be so happy to serve for you! Thank you.

  5. isathreadsoflife on

    What a delicious looking meal and great pictures ! A day in your Danish kitchen must be wonderful 🙂 Happy to see you back, giiid!

    • Giiid on

      Thank you Isa. Now that you mention the kitchen, have you noticed that the kitchen seems to be the place that guests, at a dinner or party prefer? Sometimes the kitchen almost become crowded. I suppose it is the heat, the food, and the relaxed atmosphere. I like to be in the kitchen.

  6. Reggie on

    Oooohhh, YUMM! I’ve just had breakfast, but I’m hungry again! Excellent pics, Birgitte.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you, Reggie.

  7. Karma on

    I love the photo of your salad greens – they look bright and refreshing! Winter time makes me crave crisp, wonderful salads but unfortunately it is not a good time of year for them in this part of the world!

    • Giiid on

      Neither here, so this green salad is from Italy. We also get vegetables from Spain and Holland, in wintertime. I try to use vegetables of the season, but at this point of winter we don´t have much to choose between. Thank you Karma.

  8. Scott Thomas Photography on

    The food may be “ordinary” to you but, the photos you used to show us, are certainly not!

    • Giiid on

      Thank you very much for that compliment, Scott. 🙂

  9. Tammy McLeod on

    The tart with veggies has me headed out the door to get dinner. Thank you. Lovely.

    • Giiid on

      Hi Tammy, thank you very much. I´m glad to know that my tart had that effect. It make me think that my tart skills are increasing 🙂

  10. flandrumhill on

    Giid, I almost made salmon pie yesterday. Maybe today I’ll make some after being inspired here. Usually the only vegetables I add are potatoes and onion. What vegetables are in yours? Mine is more like a pie than a tart as it also has a cover of pastry. My grandmother used to serve it with a white sauce and peas.

    • Giiid on

      Well, I have to you answer quick, if you are going to make it tonight, and want inspiration. I am not a recipe-person, usually I forget to read all of it which sometimes has some interesting consequenses.
      The choice of vegetables is depending on which one I have, but as they seem to be almost the same every time, I suppose I slowly have created my personal recipe. Which is: Onions, broccoli, carrots, leeks, everything fried for a short moment at the pan, made tasty with salt and pepper. The salmon (in cube pieces) have been fried for a short moment, and now everything are mixed together, before it comes into the prebaked tart. On top; two eggs mixed with milk, and I add something that you probably don´t have, called “Hytteost”, a milk/cheese based thing, perhaps a bit like mozarella? On top of it all, some cheese.
      After that, I cross my fingers in about 30 minutes.

      White sauce sounds delicious. I will try that.

      • Nye on

        giiid, it looks delicious, I have to give this salmon tart a try.

      • flandrumhill on

        Thank you so much Giid. I never would have thought of adding leeks or cottage cheese (what seems to be our closest equivalent to Hytteost).

  11. Dinesh on

    Hi! Giid,
    hope you are doing great,:)
    I’m so sorry for not reverting. I’ve been running very busy for many days.
    Happy new year to you to and family.
    Best wishes 🙂

    • Giiid on

      Hi Dinesh. Thank you.
      Sometimes there just aren´t time enough to do everything we want, blogging for instance. Nice to see you back, welcome.

  12. […] Stating that her food was “ordinary”, Birgitte presented us with extraordinary photos of Danish food. […]

  13. kiwidutch on

    YES! a photographer who loves getting close up and personal with food! REALLY close up… you are a kindred spirit as I love to do this too.
    Your photos have great colour, detail and composition… truly they are stunning! Pat yourself on the back, these are magazine worthy!

    • Giiid on

      Hi Kiwidutch, thank you very much! I do like to go close, not only on food, but on all kind of things. It is interesting to look for the story in small almost negligible things, and see how the drama unfolds when the photo is enlarged. I do love colors. And I love to get such a fine compliment, thank you.

  14. Robin on

    Everything looks so delicious! I love the way you got so close to the food.

    • Giiid on

      Thank you Robin. 🙂 Close ups of food is very appealing when one is hungry.:-)

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