Rye bread is important to the Danes
Coming from Denmark rye bread is an important part of my culture – and most other Northern European Countries for that matter. For a simple reason: Rye withstands our cold climate better than other grains do. So before modern transportations made wheat globally available, it was the only option for bread baking.
For many Danes Rye Bread is as important as Larkids, Leverpostej and Hygge. Some Danes like it so much they take it with them when they travel.
Rye bread is part of my cultural genes – so of course I like it. I just don’t like it as much as Annette does – I prefer the Southern European wheat. And like all other breads we eat I make the Rye bread myself.
The Danes believe that rugbrød is one of Scandinavia’s gifts to humanity. They champion it as being healthy, hearty, moist and just lovely, and possibly the best way ever to fully appreciate rye as a crop.