Copenhagen Cooking looks to be bigger and better and (if possible) even more fun this year. For those of you who've not taken part in the festival before, here's a little low-down: It's a 9 day festival at the end of August (this year, from 21st - 30th) with over 150 foodie events occurring all over Copenhagen and some a little further afield.
As is spirit of this wonderful city, of togetherness and collaborations, the events are hosted by all sorts of chefs, creatives, foodies, fishermen, etc. You're guaranteed to find something to tantalise those tastebuds.
Frequently confused with Copenhagen Dining Week (held in February) - that it is not. What sets Copenhagen Cooking apart is that the event prices in Copenhagen Cooking range from FREE to 1500 DKK, and more importantly, it's about a hands-on experience, doing something different, getting involved, learning and having fun, with some of DK's most incredible foodies and chefs.
I've been following the festival's updates for quite some time, and I'm excited to be attending some of them this year, so when Frederikke (my main gal at Copenhagen Cooking) asked me if I'd like to do a little round up of my favourites, I was more than happy to oblige. Here goes:
First up, a free one. The Risotto World Championship, hosted by who else but GRØD and where else but Torvehallerne. If you're as mad about risotto as I am, see ya there to taste the world's best on Sunday 23rd August!
Any chocoholics among you? I'm guessing yes. Oialla - my favourite since I tasted it at Chokoladefestivalen - will be talking about their work picking cocoa beans in the wild Amazon jungle, competing in chocolate championships and supplying Noma. There will of course be loads of chocolate for you to eat as well!
Relæ turns 5, and Christian Puglisi (plus some of the world's leading gastronomical genii) celebrate this at Nørrebro Parken, with a big fooodie party! Tickets for this are likely to sell out, so get 'em quick!
After such an incredible event at Roskilde Festival (see The best 50kr I ever spent), I'm over-the-moon happy that BiteMe are back, with Kitchen Collective, so I can relive the experience, and those of you who didn't make it to the Roskilde event can experience it for yourself. Not. To. Be. Missed.
It's a Meyers Madhus one. Bread making is something I've always wanted to do more and know more about. So this event is a must for me. Plus you learn how to make the famous Meyers kanelsnegle, and after 1 and a half years living in DK, it's about time I did this!
Social Foodies is one of my favourite places to be biking past when I'm hankering after something sweet, be it an ice cream, a slab of their handmade chocolate, or their famously "byens bedste" flødeboller. This event looks like a call from heaven for the sweet-toothed among you!
I went to Kayak Bar's mussel and grilling events last year and they were - to say the least - da bomb. Eating seafood with my fingers to the sounds of the sizzling grills, kicking back on the floating beach, with the ocean breeze in my hair... Sounds like a dream.
If none of the above appeal to you, or you just want more more more, there are loads of events to check out on Copenhagen Cooking's website.