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Chef Edward Chwae

ARCHIVED STORY: Eat Smart in Denmark – Dine with the Author in Madison, Wisconsin on April 19, 2018

April 10, 2018

By Carol L. Schroeder

A special dinner focusing on Danish cuisine will be presented as the second in a series of international culinary experiences at vomFASS’s delecTable in Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The authors of the Eat Smart culinary travel guidebooks are working together with delecTable to showcase the many different world cuisines featured in this award-winning series of books. Carol Schroeder, co-author with her daughter Katrina Schroeder of Eat Smart in Denmark, will present the history and traditions of Danish food as guests enjoy a five-course meal with wine and liqueur pairings.

Eat Smart in Denmark, winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook award as the top American culinary travel book, was declared by Børsen’s food and wine editor Ole Troelsø to be “the best English language book on Danish cooking I have ever seen.” Guests attending the dinner will each receive a copy of the book, or their choice of one of the other books in the Eat Smart series, as well as a gift card to Carol Schroeder’s specialty shop Orange Tree Imports.

The menu for the Danish dinner, which was developed together with chef Edward Chwae, features several special recipes from Eat Smart in Denmark. Chef Chwae divides his culinary time as Sous Chef for both Lucille and Merchant restaurants in Madison. He has been involved with the Eat Smart Culinary Travel group for over 20 years providing recipe development, technical support, culinary expertise at special events, and assisting on their culinary tours.

Carol Schroeder in Denmark

Carol Schroeder in Denmark

Springtime is known in Denmark as a time to celebrate the end of the long, dark winter months and to enjoy the fresh foods of the season. With this in mind, the dinner at vomFASS will include asparagus soup and rhubarb trifle. The main course will be roast park with crackling, a traditional holiday dish rarely offered in this country because of the difficulty in procuring the right cut of meat. The flæskesteg med svær will be accompanied by gravy, red cabbage, cucumber salad and the “new potatoes” that herald the start of the Danish growing season.

The dinner will begin with a sampling of the Danish smørrebrød featuring gravlax (cured salmon) and two types of herring on rugbrød. There will also be a course featuring a variety of Danish cheeses, served in the continental manner between the main course and dessert, and an opportunity to mingle with other guests over Danish chocolates at the end of the evening. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2GFxChs or at www.eatsmartguides.com. For more information about the dinner, or discounted hotel accommodations nearby, please email susan@eatsmartguides.com.