Nice going, Brostenen!
I just learned that Danes have adopted a German word which imho nicely categorises such hearty, simple and affordable cuisine: Husmandskost, from the German Hausmannskost.
Grilled some nice burgers and green asparagus yesterday on the Weber Classic Kettle. I never had much of a thing for barbecuing, but ever since my wife and I moved into a place with a decent size terrace and got a proper grill, it's really been a ton of fun!
Sounds great, grilled/barbequed burgers. Love it my self. Just some fresh salad and other vegetables and you have a nice burger. Add a tiny bit of dressing as well, just for the taste.
Yup. I was never taught how to cook, by my mother. So I had to learn by doing. I think it took me some +10 years, just to figure out how the basic stuff was supposed to be made. Never gave up though, and now I kind of create my own recepies. Everyone tells me that it taste good. I kind of just want to make my cooking better, so I expect people to only tell me the bad stuff about my food, when they taste it. I hate positive responses, because that makes me relax and degrade the quality next time.
Anyway... Husmandskost. Yes.
It is adopted way before the 1860's. As germany invaded denmark in 1864. I think it goes back to 1810/1830. Danes were totally obsessed by german culture before the 1850's, were we won a couple of wars against germany. Then denmark became nationalistic because of the wins, and danes dived down into a nasty type of nationalism. Because if that and because of some election that were held to decide if the northern parts of germany would detach from denmark and become german territory. Then germany felt somewhat threatened and wanted to teach those know-it-all stupid danes a taste of what nationalism brings. So they attacked in 1864 and seized a big chunk of denmark. The aftermath was that we danes learned to shut the f**k up and drop the nasty nationalism. Hell.... A lot of danes thought that god had given danes a green card to say and do anything. Yup we learned our lesson, and that was good.
Back to the word. Sorry for my long rant against denmark.
The word was probably adopted when it was high society and in high fascion, to speak german. There was this thing of german culture being seen at as something romantic. One example is the beer name "carlsberg". The founder if the brewery had a son named Carl. And as he build his new big brewery at the top of a steep hill, facing towards copenhagen. Well. Then it was named "Carlsberg" because of carl and berg (german for mountain). Pretty much just Carl's mountain.
Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....
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