CPH Cooking

Something I’ve noticed about the Danes—that I think is culturally different from the Californians I know—is the social role of cooking. Usually, if I want to hang out with friends back home, we’ll go out for lunch, or coffee. Or, if it’s someone’s birthday or another special occasion, we will most definitely go out to dinner. But here in CPH, staying at home and cooking is an essential part of hanging out with friends.

Cooking as a social activity is sort of a new concept for me, and I love it. So naturally, this post is just going to be a bunch of pictures of food (click to see them in all their enlarged pixellated glory)! Also, I’m definitely a breakfast person, so there’s a heavy overrepresentation of that kind of food.. I promise, I do eat lunch and dinner. Sometimes. I’ll get more innovative with other meals this week and put some variety in the pictures.

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Apartments in CPH are rather small compared to LA, but the few that I’ve been to have these amazingly cozy balconies where we can sit and eat on nice weather days.

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Taco night at Tietgen!

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Kickass omelettes with a melted green pesto cheese. NOM

Blueberry pancakes!

Blueberry pancakes!

I forgot to take pictures, but this last week I made banana espresso muffins and also apple-cinnamon-toffee muffins.

When I do go out, there are plenty of places to choose from. Copenhagen has a countably infinite amount of creatively decorated cafes and coffee bars. (But of course, just like particles have antiparticles, for every amazing coffee place there is an equally terrible coffee kiosk—usually located at DTU or KU, when I need caffeination the most. UNIVERSE, WHY YOU GOTTA PLAY ME LIKE THIS)

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Cappucino from The Coffee Factory

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Tranquebar, a bookstore/coffeebar (my two loves!!!!)

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Studying for my Danish exam at Paludan Bogcafe, another cafe/bookstore combo.

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I don’t remember the name of this place, but this was my post-Planetarium coffee in the neighborhood of Vesterport.

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Above is a picture of one of my favorite cafe/bars, called Tjili-Pop in the Nørrebro neighborhood. It has incredibly quirky decoration and really good food and drinks. It also has a small outdoor area where you can sit and watch people coming and going on the street in front.

Aaaaaand now it’s time to go exercise off all these calories of deliciousness.


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