The people of month one

Today is Sunday, and core course week has officially come to an end. It’s been a wild one, and definitely the highlight of my time thus far in Denmark. The week started on Monday morning with a lecture from Mads Frederik Fischer-Møller, from the Nordic Food Lab, before we headed off to a visit at […]

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What it feels like

The following stories are the cringe-worthy, comical, and goosebump moments of my third week in Copenhagen. Because transitioning to life abroad is not as picturesque and manicured as the pictures might portray One: Startled out of day-dreaming So there I was. I was just laying in the grass, eyes closed and mind fully absorbed by […]

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A vegetarian-forgot-my-lunch-thursday

Finding my rhythm Today is Thursday and is also my first day of my core course. My excitement is difficult to contain. Starting my day in Værløse begins with two over easy eggs on some carrot bread and an apple. The day begins early in my new home, Hallie and Anne and Kjarten are all […]

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Plum trees and hazelnuts

Eating with the fullest pleasure — pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance — is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot […]

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Face pressed against the glass

My escaping around Europe began before I could even receive a Danish stamp in my passport. With an 8 hour layover in Heathrow, how could I not start my exploring? Backpack locked up, a ticket for the Underground into London, a growling stomach and heavy eyelids were begging for a good meal and double-shot of […]

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Eating fish like grandpa

It was the Friday of thanksgiving weekend, twenty seventeen. It was just chilly enough outside to turn on the gas fireplace, and a baker’s dozen of my family members were gathered around playing a game of spades, while dinner was being prepared. Eventually, the growling stomachs sat down at a table and received a beautifully […]

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