Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are eating foods that you want instead of the foods that you were told as a child you were supposed to eat on the holiday. Today, I spent most of the day in the kitchen with my wife preparing this feast for us.
Here in Copenhagen, there are tiers of grocery stores. As you go up, the price increases for most of the same goods but there are a wider array of some products. While I can’t really tell the price or quality difference between it and the tier above, the only member of the bottom tier is Netto. Above it is all of Coop’s brands except for Irma, REMA 1000, Lidl, and Aldi. Then there are the two higher tiers, where my family does most of our shopping, Irma and then Meny. Additionally, there is Føtex which I would compare to a Target or Walmart.
On Tuesday we did a big trip to Netto to get most of the stuff. We rounded that out with a trip to Meny yesterday. This morning, we went to Toverhallen to get seafood and fresh sourdough. We were looking for shrimp and king crab legs. Instead, we got giant shrimp, brown crab claws, and what the Danes call “virgin lobster” which I can not find the English term for.
With all of this, we made blackberry crisp, a pescetarian-friendly low country boil, Cesar salad, and a bourbon-based cocktail to go with the sourdough bread.
Something that continues to amaze me is that there are simple things that are found in Denmark that have not made it over to the United States. One of those is Tuborg Squash. It is an orange soda that tastes like an orange! In fairness, the first three ingredients are water, sugar, and orange juice. If you are ever here, you need to try it.
After making the map for the Great Loop, I have been on an intercostal canals kick. It turns out that the East Coast of the United States is dotted with canals to improve trade. Most of those canals lack a map of where they are and where they go. 11 maps down, 89 more to go!