Tag Archives: Denmark

“Babette’s Feast”: the Story and the Film

“Babette’s Feast” is a short story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), the Danish author whose real life experiences managing a farm in British East Africa (colonial Kenya) led her to write Out of Africa (1937).  Anyone who has read that book, or … Continue reading

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“Scandinavian Christmas” by Trine Hahnemann–My first cookbook review!

Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann, with photography by Lars Ranek. Sterling, 2013. One of the chief joys I anticipated when I started this blog devoted to a region of the world was the chance to review cookbooks! I like to … Continue reading

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