Herring. Lot's of herring. Also anchovy, lot's of anchovy.
Meals usually featured fish, cheese and fruit followed by sweet waffles and coffee.
Now a word about good Danish coffee.
There isn't any!
OK, let me clarify - you can buy good coffee beans and every day I enjoyed freshly brewed coffee in the homes of friends. But - go out and expect to sit at a cafe with a nice cappucino, latte, long black, short black, Vienna.... forget it! Cafes and restaurants usually serve coffee in enormous bowl-like cups and at a temperature safe enough for a baby's bath,
The quest for coffee became a mission for me and I even scoured Copenhagen from end to end - ending up at a swish cafe in the main town square and hopefully clutching a very short black.
Lukewarm - not particularly strong. Not to worry, it didn't hurt me to cut down on the caffeine intake.
Fish, glorious fish
This is the famous "5 herring" meal. Curried herring, marinated herring, fried herring, another variety of marinated herring and.... herring!