The absolute best of 2010 ...from

Episode # 82 - Best of from MyDenmarkTV on Vimeo.

Here you have it all boiled down - The best of 2010 from It's not easy to pick our absolute favourite moments from the past year, but a few moments that would have to make the list include the Copenhagen Carnival, Copenhagen Beer Festival, Distortion Festival (in particular managing to film a nearly 10 minute long interview with Distortion Founder Thomas Fleurquin while cycling!) and Kulturnatten ...just to name a few!

There were also some one-off moments like hanging out with Sebastian Overgaard from Street Dining and meeting Lars AP, author of Fucking Flink - his friendliness manifesto to Denmark. Our episode featuring Istedgade proved to be a hugely popular episode - which is gratifying since it is one of my favourite streets in Copenhagen.

So here's a bit of what you will find highlighted in our 'Best of 2010 episode:


Copenhagen Beer Festival (
Distortion Festival (
Copenhagen Carnival (
Sankt Hans Aften
Copenhagen Friday Night Skate (
Copenhagen Cooking Festival (
Circus Benneweis (
Kulturnat (
Nytorv Prison
Womex (
Street Dining (


Rust Nightclub (
most beautiful buidings in Copenhagen
ugliest buildings in Copenhagen
Tivoli (
Copenhagen Opera (
Fredriksborg slot in Hillerød (
M/S Saga Fjord dinner cruises (
Viking Ship Museum (
Summerhouses in Denmark
Christmas lights in Copenhagen


Thomas Fleurquin (Distortion Festival Founder)
Sebestian Overgaard (Street Dining)
Katrine Klinken - chef and food writer (
Lars AP (
Tanveer Sharif (Vopium CEO)

Hope you enjoy!

A snowy morning in Copenhagen...

For those not in Denmark right now: Do you realise that this Christmas season you are missing one the most Christmassy Christmases of all the Christmases that Denmark has ever offered up? It is truly amazing - the snow just keep coming. Hope it continues through Christmas and New Years... :-)

And a few photos taken this morning... (and a short video too)

















And a short video...

Danish food at Christmas - with chef and food writer Katrine Klinken - Episdoe 81 of

Episode # 81 - from MyDenmarkTV on Vimeo.
Reasons to check out Episode 81 of A DELICIOUSLY untraditional twist to a traditional Christmas meal a hyperactive box of oysters that tries to snap Tim's fingers off; an appearance from the Swedish chef (yes, him!) ...and to top it off, one of the best beers you've never heard of. Curious? Then check out the latest episode... :-)

Being one of the final episodes of the year, we invite Katrine Klinken (who you may recall from Episode 42 where she prepared some wonderful danish food - namely smørrebrød) to show us how to do some traditional Danish food at Christmas - with a modern twist. The results are spectacular - and we are especially appreciative of her for introducing us to a great Danish microbrewery called Hornbeer ( A special thanks to Katrine Klinken for having us over and sharing her delicious recipes (once again) with our viewers.

Check out all the recipes from the episode below!

Websites and resources from the episode: (Fiskebaren) (Jaegersborggade) (Pers-griseri) (Hornbeer from Kirke Hyllinge)


Pork neck, kale salad and stir-fried red cabbage with hazel nuts

Approx. 1 1/2 – 2 kilos boned pork neck, scored, with rind

2-3 tbsp. sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
15 cloves
4-5 star anise
3-4 cinnamon sticks
7-8 bay leaves

Make sure the rind is scored all over. Season with pepper on the bottom side. Rub with coarse salt. Stick cloves and pieces of star anise into the scored rind. Put cinnamon sticks and bay leaves in a roasting tray. Place the pork loin the baking tray. If necessary, prop up with crumpled tin foil so the rind is quite horizontal. Add 2 dl water. Turn the oven on at 200 C/390 F and roast for 1 ½-2 ½ hour.

Ordinary pork loin should roast until the thermometer registers 65 C/130 F. This roast from the neck end should roast until the thermometer registers 75C/170F. Check the temperature when the core temperature of the roast is 10C/50F lower, and check if the crackling is crisp. If not, turn the oven up to 250 C/480 F and keep roasting until the roast is done with crisp crackling. Slice the pork neck and eat with cabbage and potatoes.

Kale salad with mustard & garlic mayonnaise and lady apples

Rinse the raw kale leaves in cold water. Slice very finely with a sharp knife. Mix good quality mayonnaise with coarse Dijon Mustard and garlic. Dice lady apples, removing the cores. Mix and season with salt and pepper.

Stir-fried red cabbage

Remove any coarse outer leaves. Slice finely. Fry in olive oil in a hot pan or wok with chopped hazel nuts. Stir constantly. The cabbage should only be fried for a few minutes. Add salt and cherry vinegar. May also be seasoned with a bit of sugar or gastrique.

Roast potatoes with thyme and lemon

Mix chunks of scrubbed potato with olive oil, fresh sticks of thyme and pieces of lemon. Roast them crisp and tender in a baking tray lined with baking foil for approx. 40 minutes at 225 C/440 F.

Æbleskiver – Apple doughnuts (Danish style!)

250 g wheat flour
1 tbs sugar
pinch of sea salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground cardamom
a bit of finely grated lemon zest
3 egg yolks
4 dl buttermilk
3 egg whites
50 g butter, melted
Filling: pieces of apple or apple pure, or prunes or raisins. Serve with icing sugar and strawberry jam.

Sift four into a bowl and mix with sugar, salt and cardamom. Beat egg yolks with buttermilk and grate lemon zest into this. Add the flour gradually, stirring until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 min. Beat egg whites stiff and fold them carefully into the batter.

Heat up the æbleskive pan. Pour 1 tsp melted butter into each dent. Fill dents with batter almost to the rim and bake at medium heat. Put a teaspoonful of filling in each of them before turning over the æbleskive with a wooden skewer. The æbleskiver must be turned, as soon as they have formed a crust and are lovely and golden brown. Keep turning them so they are evenly baked after 6-8 minutes. Keep them warm while the rest are baked. Serve with icing sugar and strawberry jam for dipping.

A snowy white December in Copenhagen - Episode 80 of

Episode #80 - from MyDenmarkTV on Vimeo.

"We probably have a more positive impact on Denmark in one single episode than the Dansk Folkparti does in an entire year, " says Tim in Episode 80 of Of course, that's not really all that difficult. It's hard not to have an opinion regarding the self-proclaimed Denmark culture protectors - as we discovered in the comment section of episode 79. Our discussion of Denmark's new family reunification point system last episode certainly generated some colourful and emotional comments. Free to add your voice.

Besides making punchy statements like this, in this episode we take you on a tour through the streets of Copenhagen to help get you into the Christmas spirit by showing you how Copenhagen does it - with lots of colourful lights and decorations. It's been a snowy December, which we just can't resist taking advantage of! Copenhagen has rarely been more festive and wintery then the last few weeks.

We feature, a site that will help you (just a bit) if you want to travel denmark by showing you how to get the most from this site. Finally, a light question this week about a heavy food - Danish pastry, that most internationally reknown offering of danish food.

Websites and resources from the episode: (Mitmovia) (An ever-growing collection of web resources to make your stay in Denmark more fun and enjoyable)
Consult with MyDenmarkTV team (Via telephone, to help you make your stay in Denmark more enjoyable) Copenhagen Tours (Book a guided tour by water or by bicycle and explore the best of the sights and sounds of Copenhagen)

Episode 79: Christmas markets, fitness and family reunification (how do you handle something that is so damn discriminatory non-politically!?)

Episode # 79 - from MyDenmarkTV on Vimeo.

In Episode 79 of, with snow on the way (it started the day after filming this episode) and Christmas coming, we decided to turn our camera's on Copenhagen's Christmas markets (Christiania Julemarked) to separate the crap from the cool.

  • Crap - a large portion of Nyhavn's Christmas market
  • Cool - Christiania Julemarked. 
Then we really turn up the heat when we answer a viewer's question about family reunification laws in Denmark (familie sammenføring), which appears to be a hot topic. In spite of our best efforts to keep the discussion non-political, it proves to be simply impossible not to label a portion of the rules connected to this visa as highly discriminatory - if not racist. 

We also suggest Copenhagen Theater Circle as a good option for some English theater in Copenhagen, and cover some of the best fitness places in Copenhagen - including perhaps the cheapest - (a great deal and great equipment too), and tell you exactly what is what - and why.

An interview with the CEO of Vopium, an international company based out of Copengahen offering a VOIP service for customers around the world helps round out the episode.


Websites from the episode: (Find Christmas markets in Denmark - wherever you are!) (Julemarked in Christiania) (Christmas in NyHavn) (Copenhagen Theater Circle) (FitnessWorld) (Fitness) (SATS) (A Politiken article about how you get your partner to Denmark on a basis of family reunification status) (A DR article about point system for family reunification) (Fresh Fitness)

Other Useful Resources: (An ever-growing collection of web resources to make your stay more fun and enjoyable)
Consult with MyDenmarkTV team (Via telephone, to help you make your stay in Denmark more enjoyable) Copenhagen Tours (Book a guided tour by water or by bicycle and explore the best of the sights and sounds of Copenhagen)

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