Tuesday, 27 May 2008
The S in Scandinavia
When I think of the letter “S” the first that comes into my mind is: “Scandinavia”. That’s where I used to go on holidays. We always went first to Danmark, then Sweden and last to Norway. In Norway we saw the magnificent stavkirker ( stave churches), the impressive Sognefjord and the wonderful city of Stavanger. We enjoyed eating Smørrebrød. Smørrebrød is the Danish word for open sandwiches. They are a major part of the Scandinavian diet but no where else as much as in Denmark. Danes often enjoy Smørrebrød for lunch but also hold Smørrebrød parties instead of smorgasbords. Smørrebrød literally translates as buttered bread but this is an understatement as the bread is often hidden totally by the topping. This is not to say that the toppings are heavy in fact they should be light.
And so I have collected six “S”words! Scandinavia, Sweden, stavkirker, Sognefjord, Stavanger, smørrebrød